Start A Rewarding New Career as a Health Care Aide

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.
  • Flexible evening/weekend schedule available

What is a Health Care Aide?

A Health Care Aide provides direct care to patients who are ill, elderly or disabled. Health Care Aides work in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and hospices
As a HCA, your responsibilities could include:
  • Assisting patients with activities such as bathing, grooming, and dressing
  • Helping patients with feeding or exercise
  • Assisting with simple wound care, respiratory equipment use or urinary care
  • Reporting on patient condition to the nurse
With current and projected future shortages of Health Care Aide workers in Alberta, your skills will be in high demand anywhere you would like to work.

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What Our Students Have to Say

Knowledgeable Instructors

"This is the best college in Calgary. Awesome and knowledgeable instructors, they are very professional as well as having a personal touch with students, their top goal is to help students succeed, and they prepare students for their dream jobs. The practicum placement is just great. Employers want students from ABES because they are well prepared to work. I got 3 jobs in my first week after graduation; hospital job is one of them. Taking the HCA course at ABES has been one of my greatest decisions, I feel fulfilled in my job."

Juliana N. - 22/08/2019

Best Decision I’ve Made in My Life

The best decision I’ve ever made in my life, thank you ABES staff for helping me achieve my goals. Now I have my certificate for HCA and already have a job.

Vicky B. - 22/08/2019


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What is the Job Outlook for Health Care Aides in Calgary?

Great news for Health Care Aides: there are plenty of opportunities for steady, high-paying positions available both now and in the future.

Health care workers in Alberta have less unemployment and higher wages than average. And according to a report released by the Government of Alberta, by 2025 there will be a shortage of over 5,300 Health Care Aides needed—making this a fast-growing and in-demand career.

In other words, if you’ve been searching for a career that will allow you to give your family a higher quality of life…or if you’re just ready to finally earn the kind of salary you deserve…becoming a Health Care Aide 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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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.

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