Welcome to the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry

Important:  Please be advised that the Registry is moving offices and, as a result, there will be interruptions in phone service and other communications (email and online account messaging response) from Friday, January 17 through to Tuesday, January 21

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

Choose2Care.ca website launch

Choose2Care.ca is a new website designed to increase awareness of the HCA profession, to highlight the benefits of working as an HCA, and to educate potential HCAs about the pathways towards training, registration, and employment. It is helpful in... Read more >

Health Care Assistant Day 2019

October 18, 2019 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC. Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system. Read more >