Government of Ontario to Invest More Than $300 Million to Help People Train for Careers as Personal Support Workers
December 6th, 2023
TORONTO – On November 23rd, 2023, the Government of Ontario announced new incentives to help attract Personal Support Worker students and to support recent graduates to meet the needs of the province. Through investing more than $300 million over the next three years, the Government aims to connect residents of long-term care homes to expanded home care services and more hours of direct care. The Province’s investment and subsequent incentives of up to $25,400 are available to both students and recent graduates of Personal Support Worker programs.
Students enrolled in a Personal Support Worker education program will now be eligible for a stipend of up to $5,400 from their employer while they complete their clinical placement in a long-term care home or in community care. Both current students and recent graduates who commit to working in a long-term care home or with a community care service provider for 12 months will receive $10,000. In addition, the Government is also providing $10,000 to assist with relocation costs for graduates who commit to working in a long-term care home or community care service provider in a remote, rural, or northern community for 12 months.
“This investment by the Government of Ontario will allow people in Ontario to connect with the critical care needs that Personal Support Workers provide”, said triOS President Stuart Bentley. “In addition to supporting recent Personal Support Worker graduates, this incentive also makes the cost of education more affordable as we aim to address the shortage of Personal Support Workers in Ontario”.
Along with making a significant investment in healthcare in Ontario, the Government has also made these incentives retroactive to April 1st, 2023 so that students who recently completed their clinical placements and Personal Support Workers who began working in long-term care or community care will also be able to benefit.
The mission of triOS College Business Technology Healthcare Inc. is to help students become job-ready graduates. triOS College is a private career college with 9 campuses across Ontario focused on providing practical hands-on training that students need to be successful in their chosen careers.
triOS College offers a wide variety of programs that are highly relevant in today’s job market within Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Supply Chain, and Gaming and design. The program curriculum is extremely comprehensive and is uniquely developed with input from industry leaders to provide the highest quality education.
Canadian-owned and operated, triOS College is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for twelve years in a row. triOS has been awarded the Platinum designation for redefining post-secondary education by listening to students and employer needs to deliver effective results. Since its inception in 1992, triOS College has prepared over 40,000 job-ready graduates for rewarding careers.