Ontario Recruiting More Personal Support Workers into Long-Term Care and Home Care
Our government is investing over $300 million over the next three years in new incentives to help thousands of people launch rewarding careers as personal support workers in long-term care homes and in the home and community care sector.
Students and recent graduates of PSW programs are now eligible to receive up to $25,400 in new incentives, which are retroactive to April 1, 2023, including:
Up to $5,400 to students while they complete their clinical placement in long-term care or home and community care;
$10,000 for current students and recent graduates who commit to working in a long-term care home or with a home and community care service provider for 12 months; and
$10,000 to help with relocation costs to graduates who commit to working in a long-term care home or with a home and community care service provider in a rural, remote or northern community for 12 months.
Our government is fixing long-term care and expanding home care services by training, hiring, and retaining thousands of new personal support workers. More PSWs will ensure we can connect long-term care residents to four hours of direct care per day by 2025 and can expand home and community care services to more people in the comfort of their own homes.
For information on becoming a personal support worker and how to take advantage of the government incentives, visit: ontario.ca/gopsw