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Are an integral part of the health care system.
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Assist nurses and other health professionals in providing care.
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Work in acute care, residential care, community care, and home care.
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This application/website will be down for maintenance on Thursday, February 22nd and will be back up on Friday, February 23rd. For any questions or concerns, please contact your CACHWR representative. Thank you for your patience.

Welcome to the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry

Please be advised that it takes 5-10 business days for the Registry to complete an initial application review. We ask that applicants do not contact the Registry to enquire about application/registration status until at least 10 business days after an application is submitted. Your patience is appreciated and we are working to process all new applications in a timely and effective manner.


Office Closure Notification

Registry offices will be closed on Monday, May 20th for the Victoria Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, May 21st at 8:30am.

Please click on the link here for relevant news and updates.

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.

To be eligible to work as an HCA in any publicly funded health care setting in BC, applicants must be registered with the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry.

For a complete list of recognized Health Care Assistant programs in BC – Click Here

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National Care Aide Survey – Health Canada

BC health care assistants are invited to participate in a national research study to examine the role, scope, and function of health care assistants in various care settings in Canada.   

BC health care assistants are invited to participate in the Choose2Care survey. By completing the survey, you’ll have the chance to win a $100 gift card! The goal is to

The Health Employers Association of British Columbia (HEABC) is seeking volunteer appointees for a standing Health Care Assistant Program Recognition Appeal Review Panel (ARP).  To improve the standards of health

HCA Educators in BC

To improve the educational standards of health care assistant programs in British Columbia, the Registry recognizes and lists educational institutions that meet specific program standards.

Protecting the Public

The Registry serves and protects vulnerable patients, residents, and clients receiving care from health care assistants employed by publicly funded facilities. Employers are required to report in writing to the Registry every suspension or termination of an employee for alleged abuse.

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