Health Care Aides

Do you have a passion for supporting others? A desire to make a difference in your community? Consider training to be a health care aide.

In just 20 weeks, you could be building connections and supporting care for those in need.

Health care aides have an important role in the day-to-day care and comfort of patients, residents and clients across acute, long term care, home care, not-for-profit and government agency settings.

They work as part of an interprofessional team to deliver care to seniors and individuals with medical conditions, post-surgery or with developmental disabilities.

Health care aide positions are available in sites across the province. Specific duties might vary but will include daily essential care including assistance with bathing, dressing, transferring/ movement and assistance with feeding. You may also help clients with therapeutic procedures like exercise, simple wound care, administration of respiratory equipment, as well as medication assistance and reminders. Another responsibility is monitoring behavior changes and ensuring client safety.

Through educational and on-the-job training, health care aides will have the skills to perform the following duties:

  • Answer call signals
  • Supply and empty bed pans; bathe, dress and groom patients; serve meal trays
  • Feed or assist in feeding of patients and assist patients with menu selection
  • Lift, turn or massage patients; shave patients prior to operations
  • Supervise patients’ exercise, set-up and provide leisure activities for patients
  • Accompany patients on outside recreational activities; and perform other duties related to patient care;
  • Take patients’ blood pressure, temperature and pulse; report or record fluid intake and output
  • Observe or monitor patients’ status and document patient care on charts; collect specimens such as urine, feces or sputum; administer suppositories, colonic irrigations and enemas
  • Perform other procedures as directed by nursing and hospital staff;
  • Transport patients in wheelchair or stretcher for treatment or surgery;
  • Carry messages, reports, requisitions and specimens from one department to another;
  • Make beds and maintain patients’ rooms ;
  • Maintain inventory of supplies;
  • May perform maintenance tasks such as assist with the set-up and maintenance of traction equipment, clean or sterilize equipment, maintain and repair equipment, assemble, setup and operate job-related equipment

For more information about health care aide job descriptions, visit Health Care Career Planning.


There are currently many health care aide positions available at facilities across Manitoba in a variety of settings, including acute, community and long-term care. Our province supports safe and respectful workplaces and promotes effective collaboration amongst all health care providers in a variety of settings, urban, rural and remote.

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Education and Training

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Academy of Learning - Pine Falls
3 Walnut St, Pine Falls, MB R0E 1M0
Main 204-327-2761
Admissions 204-459-0054
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Academy of Learning - Selkirk
389 Eveline St, Selkirk, MB R1A 1N7
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Academy of Learning - Steinbach
178 Provincial Trunk Hwy 12, Steinbach, MB R5G 1T7
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Academy of Learning - Winnipeg North
77 Redwood Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2W 5J5
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Academy of Learning - Winnipeg South
297 St Mary's Rd, Winnipeg, MB R2H 1J5
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Assiniboine Community College
1313 Border St, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0X4
Main 204-725-8730
1-800-862-9307 ext. 6228
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CDI College
280 Main St, Winnipeg R3C1A9

CHN College Inc
670 Main St, Winnipeg R3B 1E4
Main 204-809-4460
Health Careers Administration 204-947-5237

Confederation College of Applied Arts Technology
1450 Nakina Dr, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7C4W1
Main 807-475-6110
Personal Support Worker Admissions -
Alison Warwick 204-248-7259
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Herzing College
1700 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3J 0E1
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Lakeland College (Alberta)
5707 College Dr,, Vermilion, Alberta T9X1K5
Main 1-800-661-6490
Health and Wellness Enrolment -
Kayleigh Schmid 780-872-0245

Louis Riel Vocational College
150 Henry Ave, Winnipeg R3B0J7
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Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)
130 Henlow Bay, Winnipeg R3Y1G4

Maples Collegiate (SOSD)
1330 Jefferson Ave, Winnipeg R2P1L3

Marione’s School of Learning
636 Leila Ave, Winnipeg R2V3N7

Northlands College
Parcel M Hwy #2N, Air Ronge, Saskatchewan S0J 3G0
Creighton 204-789-3271
Air Ronge 204-425-4483

R.B. Russell Vocational High School
364 Dufferin Ave., Winnipeg R2W 2Y3

Red River College Polytechnic
2055 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Main 204-632-2327
Thompson Campus 204-677-6450
Thompson Campus - Toll Free 1-866-677-6450
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Robertson College - Winnipeg and Brandon
180 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A6 OR
800 Rosser Ave, Brandon, MB R7A 6N5
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)
400-119 4TH Ave. S, Saskatchewan S7K 5X2
Saskatoon 306-659-4012
Regina 306-775-7395
Prince Albert 306-765-1611

St. James Assiniboia School Division
2574 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, R3J 0H8

Stratford College
285 College Ave., Winnipeg R2W 1L8

Universite De Saint-Boniface
200 Av. de la Cathedrale, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0H7

University College of the North
436 7 St E, The Pas, MB R9A 1T4
Phone 204-627-8500
Toll Free 1-866-627-8500

West Kildonan Collegiate (SOSD)
101 Ridgecrest Ave., Winnipeg R2V 2A6

Winnipeg Technical College
7 Fultz Blvd., Winnipeg R3Y 1G4
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