Registration period

The registration period has been extended.

To find out which educational organizations are offering the program and on what dates, go to the AdmissionFP This hyperlink will open in a new window. website. Other groups will soon be added to the training currently being offered.

To become a CHSLD orderly, you can complete the program leading to the Health Care Facility Patient Support Skills Training Certificate.

This is a full-time training program that lasts 12 weeks. You will receive a scholarship of $760 a week during your training and the successful completion of this program could lead to a full-time job with an annual salary of $49 000.

Admission requirements

You are eligible for admission if you meet the following criteria: 

  • have earned your Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics OR
    • hold an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies OR
    • have successfully completed the General Development Test without specific prerequisites OR
    • have relevant experience related to this program of study
  • are at least 18 years old
  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident 

Application for admission

If you are interested in enrolling in this training program, complete the online application form on the AdmissionFP This hyperlink will open in a new window. website.

Training program sequence

This training combines learning in the classroom and in the workplace, providing experience in the field. It is divided into two parts: 

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

Students will not travel back and forth between the vocational training centre and the practical training site to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

The vocational training centres can organize the lending of computer equipment, if needed. 

Description of the occupation

CHSLD orderlies help people who need care to maintain or recover their health. Every day, CHSLD orderlies carry out various tasks, which include: 

  • Encouraging and stimulating the autonomy of seniors and vulnerable individuals
  • Providing assistance with eating and drinking
  • Assisting clients in moving about or accompany them as they move around
  • Using techniques to enhance client comfort, sleep and rest
  • Providing clients with moral support
  • Ensuring the residents’ well-being and safety