Ontario Training Thousands of New Long-Term Care Staff

As part of our government’s Your Health plan to train, hire and retain thousands of health care workers in the coming years, we’re investing more than $100 million in two programs that will train more than 32,000 new personal support workers and nurses in long-term care over the next three years.

We’re investing $94.5 million over three years to extend the Preceptor Resource and Education Program that has already helped 500 long-term care homes provide clinical placements for over 17,000 nursing and personal support worker students.

With the new investment, the program now aims to train more than 3,000 new preceptors and support 31,000 new clinical placements by 2027.

We’re also investing nearly $11 million over three years to double the number of Living Classrooms from 20 to 40, to help train an additional 1,300 students to become PSWs on-site in local long-term care homes by 2026.

Our government will continue to invest in programs that are building a pipeline of talent for the future, and giving them more hands-on clinical training so our long-term care residents get the high-quality care they deserve