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Short-term training program to become an orderly

Are you looking for a rewarding and fulfilling career? The health and social services network has a place for you. Find out more about the admission requirements to enrol in a short-term training program to become an orderly (préposée ou préposé au bénéficiaires [PAB]) and benefit from a $12 000 scholarship. The purpose of this new training program is to train orderlies who will be able to work specifically in home care, as well as in various care settings such as long-term care facilities and senior residences.

To learn more about the occupations and working conditions, please refer to the pages Orderly This hyperlink will open in a new window. and Health and Social Services Assistant This hyperlink will open in a new window. on the Métiers et professions en santé et services sociaux website.

Program of study

The short-term training program for orderlies, also known as health and social services assistants for home care, lasts 705 hours, divided over a period of approximately 5 months.

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission to the program, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Have obtained at least Secondary III credits or the equivalent in the language of instruction (LI), second language (SL) and mathematics
  • Hold an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies (AESS)
  • Have passed the General Development Test (GDT) and the following specific prerequisites in the language of instruction: ENG 3101-1 and ENG 3102-2, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning

Also eligible for this program are persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin, who hold a Training Certificate for a Semiskilled Trade (TCST), and who have earned the required credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in Secondary Cycle One in general education in the youth sector or in Secondary II in adult general education (TCST-STC bridge).

Application for admission

You can apply right now on the AdmissionFP website. The program is offered at several vocational training centres across Québec.

Submit an application for admission


A scholarship of $12 000 is awarded to provide financial support to students during their training, in return for their commitment to work 6 months in the health and social services network.

The scholarship is paid in three instalments. Two instalments of $4 000 each are paid during the training and must be reimbursed by the student if they do not complete their training or if they do not complete their six-month commitment period. The final instalment of $4 000 is paid when the student obtains their Skills Training Certificate (STC).

To learn more about the scholarship eligibility criteria and on submitting your application, please refer to the Bourses pour les préposés aux bénéficiaires et les auxiliaires aux services de santé et sociaux This hyperlink will open in a new window. page (in French only).

Last update: March 14, 2024


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