Building Capacity in Long-term Care

Building Capacity in Long-term Care (BCLTC) supports and strengthens the sector by mobilizing Canada’s colleges and institutes to address acute labour shortages.

BCLTC is bringing together colleges and institutes from across the country to develop and implement a fully-subsidized microcredential to attract and rapidly train new long-term care workers.

BCLTC is also working with educators, employers, provinces and territories, and other stakeholders to create a national occupational standard for the personal care provider role, which varies by province and territory.

The standard will help employees, employers, and educators understand what workers need to know to succeed in their roles. That means job seekers and workers can better plan their career paths, employers can focus on recruiting the right workers with the necessary skills, and educators can create curriculum based on clear training requirements.


The first-ever national microcredential! The Supportive Care Assistant Program is a free micro-certificate created to attract and rapidly train new workers for the personal care sector.
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2600+

new supportive care assistants will be trained nationally to support and strengthen the long-term care sector.

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