To be eligible to work as a health care assistant (HCA) in any public health care setting in BC, applicants must be registered with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.
Currently, private health care providers may hire HCAs who are not registered, but this may change at any time.
Go to one of the five boxes below that best describes your situation then click on the link to Register Now.
If you have not verified your account within the last year, please contact the Registry for instructions.
Important Note: New application requirements are coming into effect for Internationally Educated Health Care Professionals in January 2017. To view, please click here.*
Graduate of an HCA Program in BC
Check the list of health care assistant (HCA) programs in British Columbia to see if your school is listed.
HCA programs in BC
Graduate of an HCA program in Canada
Graduates of a Canadian health care assistant (or equivalent) program offered by educational institutions outside of BC.
Canadian-licensed LPN, RN, or RPN
Licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, or registered psychiatric nurses licensed to practise in Canada. (Nurses educated outside of Canada and not licensed to practise in Canada must apply as internationally educated health care professionals.)
Nursing Student in Canada
Students enrolled in nursing programs in Canada may be eligible to register, depending on the amount of training completed.