Welcome to the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry

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.

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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 facilites. Employers are required to report in writing to the Registry every suspension or termination of an employee for alleged abuse.
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Feedback on Regulation for Health Care Assistants

Health Care Assistants (HCAs) are front-line care providers delivering basic nursing care. In January 2010, BC became the first province in Canada to implement a Registry for Care Aides and Community Health Workers (also known as HCAs) with a mand... Read more >

New Assessment Service Evaluates Competence of Internationally Educated Health Practitioners

January 4, 2017 marked the launch of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), a new assessment service that evaluates the competence of internationally educated health practitioners (IEPs) applying to register in British Columbia.  Read more >