About the Registry

The Registry is a database of credentialed or “registered” care aides and community health workers working for, or wanting to work for, publicly funded employers in BC.This includes acute care, assisted living care, long-term care, and home and community care.

The BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry has an Advisory Committee which provides policy recommendations to the Registry. The Committee includes representatives from unions, employers, educational institutions, and the Director of the Registry.

How the Registry Works

Employees / Registrants

To work in a publicly funded health care organization, all care aides and community health workers are required to register. An online application must be submitted for review. Once the application has been evaluated and approved by the Registry, the applicant will be provided with a registration number.

Employers

All publicly funded health care employers can verify and confirm that their current or prospective health care assistants (HCAs) are registered. Employers must be approved by the Registry before they can log in to check if an HCA is registered in BC.
 

Educators

To improve the educational standards of health care assistants in British Columbia, the Registry is compiling a list of educational institutions that offer the HCA provincial curriculum. This list will be available on this website.

Public and private educational institutions that would like to be on the list must be approved by the Registry before they will be included. 
 

What is a Care Aide?

Care aides and community health workers are also known as health care assistants or HCAs. They are frontline care providers in a variety of institutional and community settings including home support agencies and residential care facilities. HCAs are an integral part of our health care system.