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.

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

New Registration Pathway for Out-of-Province, Canadian-Trained Health Care Assistants

There is a new registration pathway available to Health Care Assistants (HCAs) educated in other provinces. Read more >

Seeking Volunteers for Field Testing of the NCAS Assessment

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to support the HCA profession? To enhance BC’s capacity to build a safe and competent health workforce? The BC College of Nursing Professionals needs you! Read more >