Here is an overview of the next steps in the admissions process:

No later than noon on Monday, June 8:

Candidates must complete the application form for the new Health Care Facility Patient Service Support program (Skills Training Certificate – STC).

During the week of June 8:

The vocational training centre where candidates applied will assess the application. If candidates are eligible, an institution that is part of the health and social services network will ask them to submit a resumé (CV) as well as a short text explaining why they want to become a CHSLD orderly. Candidates might be asked to provide more information or to participate in an interview by phone or video conference. Their state of health and judicial record will also be checked, if hired, in accordance with the requirements of the health and social services network. 

Before June 15:

Candidates who are selected will receive confirmation and begin training on June 15.

Candidates who do not meet the selection criteria will be informed in this regard.


We need the best of you

Working with seniors and vulnerable individuals is a rewarding experience. By completing the training program to become a CHSLD orderly (STC), individuals will be able to help people who need their care to recover or maintain their health. Every day, these newly trained orderlies will carry out various tasks that will enhance the quality of life of these people and bring them comfort.

A readily accessible certificate

With the new Health Care Facility Patient Service Support Skills Training Certificate, the Québec government wants to make it easier to complete high-quality training and to obtain a rewarding job where every action makes a difference.

This short initial training program also prepares thousands of individuals to lend a helping hand in the health care network and enables them to obtain a Skills Training Certificate leading to official certification as a CHSLD orderly. The Skills Training Certificate has been created as an exceptional measure to make qualified workers rapidly available.

Benefits offered by the new training program

  • Combination of learning in the classroom and in the workplace, providing experience in the field
  • Short program with 375 hours of full-time training spread over 12 weeks
  • Scholarship equivalent to $760 a week during your training
  • Full-time job available in a CHSLD as soon as you obtain a Skills Training Certificate (STC), with an annual income of $49 000.

Training program content

  • Occupation and training process
  • Prevention of infections and contamination
  • Basic daily care procedures
  • Relational approaches
  • Needs and abilities
  • Helping relationship
  • End-of-life care
  • First aid

Program sequence

  • Part 1: Theoretical and laboratory training at the vocational training centre (120 hours)
  • Part 2: Practical training in the workplace, including theoretical training through distance learning (255 hours)

Students will not travel back and forth between the vocational training centres and the health and social services facilities to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

The vocational training centres can lend computer equipment, if necessary.

A rewarding experience right from the start

Throughout their training to become a CHSLD orderly, students will have the chance to work directly with seniors and vulnerable individuals, maintaining a warm, reassuring presence. Students will help them in the morning, during meals and at bedtime.

This means that students will be by their side all day, providing them with care and reassurance, which contributes greatly to their well-being. It also provides students with the opportunity to observe first-hand any physical or mental change in their condition.

This special relationship will help students assist the patient service attendants, nursing assistants and nurses in their daily work.

Main tasks

  • Encourage and stimulate the autonomy of seniors and vulnerable individuals 
  • Provide assistance with eating and drinking
  • Assist clients in moving about or accompany them as they move around
  • Use techniques to enhance client comfort, sleep and rest
  • Provide clients with moral support
  • Assist clients with activities of daily living
  • Prevent infections and contamination
  • Ensure the client’s well-being and safety