Sep 01, 2022

Health Care Aide

  • SIIT - Program Opportunities
  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Full-time Education

Job Description

Program Description

Do you enjoy helping people? Are you a caring person who has great compassion and empathy for others? A career as a Health Care Aide might be for you.

The Health Care Aide program is a full time program delivered as a one-year certificate. Courses and practicums are designed to prepare you to assist individuals who wish to remain independent and in their own homes or provide assistance to those living in special care homes. You will be trained to effectively care for and assist seniors and individuals who may face physical or mental challenges. The Health Care Aide program is available at SIIT Campus Locations.

Graduates can expect to work as nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates (NOC 3413) and assist nurses, hospital staff and physicians in the basic care of patients. They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted care facilities for the elderly and other health care establishments. Most employers require criminal record and vulnerable sector checks.

Admission Requirements

  • Regular Grade 12/Adult 12/GED

Non-Academic Requirements:

  • Criminal Record Check (CPIC)
  • Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Up-to-date Immunization Record
  • Applicants should be physically and personally suited to perform required duties.

Mature Admission Requirements

  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • The applicant must have a minimum of five years related work experience
  • Complete an academic assessment and achieve a Grade 11 minimum;
  • Provide an updated resume
  • Provide official transcripts if available

Acceptance Policy

Strong preference is given to applicants who are Status First Nations, but SIIT programs are open to anyone.

English Language Benchmark

SIIT is not currently legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian/ Permanent Resident to apply.

To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).


  • ABUS 110 – Abuse
  • BDSY 110 – Body Systems
  • COMM 110 – Communications I
  • DEMT 110 – Dementia
  • HGRD 110 – Human Growth and Development
  • INCG 110 – Introduction to Caregiving
  • NUTR 110 – Nutrition
  • PACR 110 – Post Acute Care
  • PRAC 110 – Practicum I
  • PRCR 110 – Personal Care I
  • SAEN 110 – Safe Environment
  • SPND 110 – Special Needs I
  • COMM 111 – Communications II
  • FAML 111 – Families
  • PRCR 111 – Personal Care II
  • SPND 111 – Special Needs II
  • PRAC 112 – Practicum II
  • RRRS 112 – Recognize, Respond, and Record
  • SPND 112 – Special Needs III
  • SPND 113 – Special Needs IV
  • FACP 120 – First Aid CPR
  • PART 121 – Professional Assault Response Training (PART) with Dementia Enhancement
  • TLRP 122 – Transfers, Lifts and Repositioning
  • SFHD 123 – Safe Food Handling
  • WHMS 124 – WHMIS – Workplace Hazardous Material Information System