A paid work and training initiative for individuals seeking an entry point to employment in health care.

The Health Career Access Program (HCAP) provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive paid employer-sponsored health care assistant training as part of their employment.

The goals of HCAP are to:

  1. Increase number of health care assistants working in British Columbia to address workforce shortages in long-term care, assisted living and home support.
  2. Remove financial barriers to health care assistant education.

New hires start as a health care support worker providing non-direct, non-clinical care at a long-term care, assisted living facility or in the community and engage in paid training to work as a health care assistant or community health worker upon successful completion of the program.

This program is provided in partnership with the Ministry of Health.