Welcome to the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry

Special COVID-19 Announcements:
Please click on the link here for interim registration measures and updates for educators.

Vaccine Information for Health Care Workers:
Please click on the link here.

Health Care Assistant – COVID-19 Supports:
Please click on the link here.

Registry operations during COVID-19:
The Registry is open and we are prioritizing the timely and efficient registration of new applications.

However, due to the provincial public health emergency, all Registry staff are working remotely.  At this time, our ability to handle a high volume of telephone calls is more limited.

The most effective means of communication with the Registry staff is via email to
register@cachwr.bc.ca and/or to send a message in your online Registry account.   

We will endeavour to respond to all messages received in a timely manner. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. 



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 a 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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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.
Do you want to register as a health care assistant in BC? Apply Now

COVID-19 STAFF SURVEY

The Seniors Advocate is reviewing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Long Term Care and Assisted Living and she needs to hear from front line staff.  Read more >

NCAS Field Testing

The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is seeking current Health Care Assistant (HCA) students, recent HCA graduates and experienced HCAs to field test a new HCA assessment. An honorarium of $100.00 will be provided. Read more >