Welcome to the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry

Important Notice for New Registry Applicants:
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. 
Special COVID-19 Announcements:
Please click on the link here for interim registration measures 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 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

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