Graduate of an HCA program in Canada (or HCA Equivalent)

Application Process

Step 1 - Submit Online Application

The Registry will review your application to ensure it is complete. Additional documentation may be requested. Qualified applicants will be referred to the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) for a competency based assessment.  Below are the required documents for your initial online application:


Proof of training from your Educational Institution(s)

You will need to provide proof of your health care education and training by uploading one of these documents:
  • Certificate
  • Official Transcript

Change of Name - Official Documentation (If applicable)

If the name on your documents does not match the name on your application, please upload official proof of your name change: 
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Certificate of Name Change
How to apply for a legal change of name  (British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency website)

Step 2 - Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) Referral  

Once the BC Care Aide Registry has reviewed the application with the required documents, qualified applicants will be provided with a referral form to complete and return.  Upon receipt, the Registry will refer the applicant (trained in other Canadian jurisdictions) to the NCAS assessment process (involving   scheduling, timeframes, and fees  necessary to complete the full assessment).

Step 3 - NCAS Assessment

NCAS will contact you directly and outline next steps for the NCAS Assessment completion. For further information, please visit:

Step 4 - Remedial Education, if required

A report will be produced after you have completed the assessment (you will receive a copy and the Registry will receive a copy). The Registry will review this report to determine if any additional education is required prior to registration. If the need for additional education is not indicated on the assessment report, you will be directly eligible for registration.
Apply as a graduate of a Health Care Assistant program in Canada
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