Health care aide education & supports

Learn about health care aid education and supports, the curriculum offered and where you can study to become a health care aid.


Health care aides are an unregulated part of Alberta’s health workforce. They work in a variety of settings including home care, assisted living facilities and long term care, under the direct or indirect supervision of a regulated health professional.

Health care aides provide direct client care for basic health services and assistance/support with activities of daily living for clients who have medical conditions or major functional limitations.

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Alberta Health Care Aide Directory

The Alberta Health Care Aide Directory provides information about Health Care Aides (HCA) in Alberta – what they do, and how to become one. The directory also has a number of free resources for Alberta’s HCAs including news, education, job boards and updates.

For more information and to sign up go to