Start a Rewarding New Career as a Community Support Worker

Program Highlights

  • Get the training you need to begin a rewarding new career in the human services industry!
  • Plenty of stable, high-paying jobs available with a strong job  outlook
  • More than 95% of applicants qualify for funding

What is a Community Support Worker?

Community Support Workers help people deal with personal and social problems.
As a CSW, your responsibilities could include:
  • Providing social, physical and emotional support to vulnerable families, youth, and elderly 
  • Administering programs to support people experiencing addiction, homelessness, mental health, or people living with disabilities
  • Aiding clients in accessing community supports and counselling
Becoming a Community Support Worker is a fantastic way to develop a successful, stable career while making the world a better place for people in your community.

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What Our Students Have to Say

Trust the Process

Studying at ABES College has been one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. The instructors and staff are a top-rate as they want their students to do well and they are very supportive in every step of the way. I am very thankful for all the staff of ABES College as they have been a part of my successful journey and I wouldn't achieve what I have achieved without the caring environment. One piece of advice I would like to give to future students is "just trust the process!"

Angelyn P. - 22/08/2019

Great School

ABES College is a great school! If you want a career in health care this is the place to go. They have a great reputation with CLS and Alberta Health Services. They will give you everything you need to start in health care down to scrubs to wear. I would recommend anyone to take a program here. The staff and teachers really care about students. They will help you reach your goals.

Vicky B. - 22/08/2019


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What is the Job Outlook for Community Support Workers in Calgary?

Great news for Community Support Workers: there are plenty of opportunities for steady, high-paying positions available both now and in the future.

According to Alberta Labour, Community Support Worker positions will grow 2.7% by 2021.

In other words, if you’ve been searching for a career that will allow you to work with vulnerable adults, youth, children, and families…or if you’re just ready to finally earn the kind of salary you deserve…becoming a Community Support Worker is a fantastic way to earn more money while making the world a better place.

Can I Qualify for Financial Aid?

Yes! More than 95% of applicants qualify for financial aid.

Many applicants—such as those with children, those who didn’t work last year, and those who recently arrived in Canada—will qualify for free grants automatically, and even those with a high income will usually qualify for some aid.

In short: if you’re worried about the cost of the program, schedule a time to chat with an Admissions Advisor. They can help give you a better idea of how much financial aid you will qualify for.

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The ABES College Difference

What Makes ABES Different from Other Schools?

We stand out from other schools for 3 big reasons:
  • As a small, privately owned school, ABES guarantees hands-on training for every student.
  •  Unlike other schools, all our programs offer practicum in the Calgary area—making it easier for you to stay local. (Many students get their first job offer while they’re still on practicum)
  • Finally, we stand out for our extensive connections in the medical community. Thanks to our relationships with local healthcare facilities, our graduates have an easy road to employment.

What’s the Next Step?

Fill out the form on this page to request more information.

Or, get in touch with an ABES Admissions Advisor for a free, no-obligation consultation. They’ll answer your questions, explain how much financial aid you’ll qualify for, and help you decide if Health Care Aid Certification makes sense for your goals.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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