International Personal Care Attendant Program

This program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills need to provide standardized care to the elderly, to persons with disabilities and to people recovering from illnesses or injuries.




The International Personal Care Attendant (IPCA) is a member of the interdisciplinary team responsible for supporting clients in all aspects of daily living through companionship, physical, spiritual and psychosocial care. PCA support and promote independence, safety, and quality of life for clients across their lifespan.

PCAs provide client-centered care under the direction of a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

  • Graduates will be prepared to apply the new skills in government-run facilities or privately managed personal care homes.


  • Graduates will become respected members of the community, fulfilling an essential role in Canada’s health care system


 45 Weeks (Student Permit Pathway)

  • 15 weeks Online Theory (Home Country)
  • 15 weeks Theory (Newfoundland, Canada)
  • 15 weeks Labs/Practical (Newfoundland, Canada)

Course List

– Foundations for Practice
– Essentials for Communication & Documentation
– Workplace Safety
– Understanding Aging, Delirium, and Dementia
– End of Life Care
– Fundamentals I: Care Basics
– Fundamentals II: Body Systems Approach to Care
– Basic Concepts for Medication
– Personal and Career Development Seminars
– Clinical Placements
– Mental Health Concepts
– Introduction to Canadian Health Care
– Therapeutic and Professional Communication
– Cultural Competency
– Medical Terminology
– Introduction to Technology
– Medical Software Training
– Elderly Care
– Dementia Care
– Work Term

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Admission Requirements (Student Permit Pathway)

Application Submission Requirements:

Pre-Clinical Requirements:

 Students will be requested to provide verification of medical tests and vaccinations prior to attending clinical training. Medical tests and vaccinations can be provided for a nominal fee on-site in Newfoundland and Labrador prior to proceeding to the clinical training.