Health Care Aides

Clinical Support

Health Care Aides in Manitoba

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.

Discover Health Care Aide opportunities in Manitoba…


Education & Training

Winnipeg Technical College7 Fultz Blvd, Winnipeg R3Y1G4: 204-989-6500
West Kildonan Collegiate (SOSD)West Kildonan Collegiate (SOSD)MAIN: 204-339-6959
Stratford College285 College Ave, Winnipeg R2W1L8
St. James Assiniboia School DivisionWinnipeg: 2574 Portage Ave, Winnipeg R3JOH8MAIN: 204-888-7951
Saskatchewan Polytechnic (formerly SIAST)Saskatoon: 400-119 4TH Ave S, Saskatoon S7K5X2Saskatoon: 306-659-4012 Regina: 306-775-7395 Prince Albert: 306-765-1611
R.B. Russell Vocational High SchoolWinnipeg: 364 Dufferin Ave, Winnipeg R2W2Y3MAIN: 204-589-5301
Northlands CollegeAir Ronge: Parcel M Hwy #2N, Air Ronge S0J3G0 MAIN- CREIGHTON: 306-688-8838 MAIN – AIR RONGE: 306-425-4483
Miles MacDonnell Collegiate (RETSD)Winnipeg: 757 Roch St, Winnipeg R2K2R1: 204-667-1103
Marione’s School of LearningWinnipeg: 636 Leila Ave, Winnipeg R2V3N7: 204-963-6765
Maples Collegiate (SOSD)Winnipeg: 1330 Jefferson Ave, Winnipeg R2P1L3: 204-632-6641
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT)Winnipeg: 130 Henlow Bay, Winnipeg R3Y1G4Main: 204-989-6500
Louis Riel Vocational CollegeWinnipeg: 150 Henry Ave, Winnipeg R3B0J7: 204-984-9480
Lakeland College (Alberta)Vermilion: 5707 College Dr, Vermilion T9X1K5MAIN: 800-661-6490 HEALTH AND WELLNESS ENROLMENT – KAYLEIGH SCHMID: 780-872-0245 HEALTH AND WELLNESS ENROLMENT – KAYLEIGH SCHMID: 780-871-5429
Confederation College of Applied Arts Technology1450 Nakina Dr, Thunder Bay P7C4W1MAIN: 807-475-6110 PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER ADMISSIONS – ALISON WARWICK: 807-475-6361
CHN College Inc670 Main St, Winnipeg R3B1E4MAIN: 204-809-4460 HEALTH CAREERS ADMINISTRATION: 204-947-5237
CDI CollegeWinnipeg: 280 Main St, Winnipeg R3C1A9MAIN: 800-889-1712
Academy of LearningSteinbach:
Academy of LearningSelkirkMAIN: 204-785-8223
Academy of LearningPine FallsMAIN: 204-367-2761 ADMISSIONS: 204-459-0054
Academy of LearningWinnipeg SouthMain: 204-478-8884
University College of the NorthThe PasPhone: 204-627-8500Toll Free: 1-866-627-8500
Universite De Saint-BonifaceWinnipegPhone: 204-235-4408
Robertson CollegeWinnipeg & BrandonPhone:
Red River CollegePolytechnicPhone: 204-632-2327register@rrc.mb.caThompson Campus : 204-677-6450Thompson Toll-Free: 1-866-677-6450
Herzing CollegeCollegePhone:
Academy of LearningWinnipeg NorthMAIN: 204-582-9400
Assiniboine Community CollegeCommunity CollegePhone: 204-725-8730Toll-Free: 1-800-862-6307 ex

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