News & Information

BC health care assistants are invited to participate in a national research study.  The focus of this study is to examine the role, scope, and function of health care assistants in various care settings in Canada.    Direct Link here:   https://focuspointconsulting.ca/ You are encouraged to complete the online survey and share your voice to this important work.  […]

In spring 2020 to assist with COVID-19 pandemic efforts, the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry (the Registry) established temporary emergency registration (TER) for nursing students to register as Health Care Assistants (HCAs). The TER registration category will end on January 31, 2024. Temporary emergency registrants (TER registrants) who wish to continue with HCA […]

January 05, 2023 On August 23, 2022, the Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the Access to Practical Nursing Education Incentive Bursary. This bursary is for students and recent graduates enrolled in a recognized Access to Practical Nursing (APN) program at a BC-based public institution. The APN program is a unique career laddering program for Health Care […]

October 03, 2022 October 18, 2022 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.Health Care Assistants make a tremendous difference in our lives and this annual […]

Information on this page is outdated. Please review RECENT NEWS ITEM POSTED HERE: Temporary Emergency Registration (TER) for Nursing Students ends January 31, 2024 – CareAide BC (cachwr.bc.ca). June 14, 2022 As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry (The Registry) will continue to send emails directly to those […]

February 03, 2022 Health Match BC is hosting an interactive webinar for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) interested in the Health Care Assistant (HCA) profession in BC.  The webinar event will be held on February 10, 2022. For more information and to register, go to: IEN Webinar – Choose2Care.ca – BC Health Care Assistants News & Information

September 29, 2021 October 18, 2021 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. Health Care Assistants make a tremendous difference in our lives and this […]

August 29, 2020 October 18, 2020 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. Health Care Assistants make a tremendous difference in our lives and this […]

May 13, 2020 Announcements of Interest for Health Care Assistants This announcement has been posted at the request of the BC Centre for Palliative Care. You’re invited to… Summer 2020 Series:Patio Ponderings with Kath and Misha A series of online meet-ups offered by the BC Centre for Palliative Care for BC’s Health Care Assistants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvf9oXIPPxI As a […]

February 06, 2020 There is a new registration pathway available to Health Care Assistants (HCAs) educated in other provinces. The NCAS HCA Competency Assessment remains in place as an option for this category of applicant. For further application options information click here. The new expedited registration pathway creates a shared employer and BC Care Aide […]