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PersonalSupportWorkerhq.com (PSWHQ) is a hub for all the information you will need related to the occupation of Personal Support Worker in Ontario, Canada.


This website focuses primarily on Personal Support Workers (PSW) in Ontario.

Whether you are currently starting your career as a PSW, or want to advance your existing career, we want to make your life easier.

With Canada’s population aging at a rate faster than ever before, the demand for support professionals in healthcare has never been higher.

In fact, support professionals are the backbone of Canadian healthcare system and constitute a major proportion of healthcare workforce.

Ontario Government is investing more and more into this healthcare occupation in order to provide quality and value-based care its citizens.


Personal Support Worker is an excellent gateway into healthcare industry and opportunities for further professional advancement are phenomenal.

We realize that many of you who are interested in this profession but do not know:

  • what these professionals do,
  • The requirements to become one,
  • current and future job prospects and
  • how much you will make.

Additionally, many of you who are already in this profession and want to explore opportunities for further professional advancement, but not understand what your options are, and where you can get additional information from.

This is why we created PersonalSupportWorkerhq.com – to guide you in this industry.


There are lots of resources, both online and offline, where information on this occupation is available, and some are excellent.

There are unions, associations, Colleges and Government websites that offer great information; however, that is not something you might be looking for.

Sometimes, you don’t even know where to begin and you end up being more confused than when you started.

The goal of this website is to provide to the point information that is easy to follow. We want you to focus more on your career as a PSW, and less on what you need to do next.

We want you to focus more on your career as a PSW, and less on what you need to do next.


We are not a college, an employer or an association for PSWs. 

We do not provide PSW courses or hire PSWs. 

PSWHQ only provides information on anything and everything related to the Personal Support Worker industry. 


This website came into existence in 2013. 

The primary goal is to provide you, the Personal Support Worker and anyone else related to this industry, a credible source of information. 

Anything you will see on this website is backed by an extensive research process. 

As a result, since its inception in May 2013, PSWHQ has gained the trust of more than 10,000 email subscribers and has been visited more than 1.5 million times!


My name is Avtar and I’m the guy behind PSWHQ. 

That’s me smiling away 🙂

I’m a Clinician working at a Toronto acute care Hospital for the past 7 years. 

Helping is something inherent to me and that is what I do at the hospital. 

I’m also a “Certified Resume Strategist” and a member of the Career Professionals of Canada. 

I help prepare professional résumés for many industries.

However, I specialize in résumé writing for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and the Nursing professionals (Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses).

If you’re interested in my résumé writing services for PSWs, send me an email at avtar@pswhq.com and I’ll be happy to assist you. 

Apart from this, I like taking initiative and always had the itch to create solutions for people, like you the PSWs, to have an impact on a much larger scale. 

This desire gave rise to the entrepreneur in me and PSWHQ became my first foray into the online world. 

I write posts for PSWHQ from time to time and also reach out to other writers.


Stefanie Nucci is a Personal Support Worker who has been working in the field since April 2010. After graduating from the Personal Support Worker program at triOS College in Mississauga, she worked with various agencies to gain experience in different parts of the field.

Since December 2010 she has been working for a Long Term Care Facility in the heart of downtown Toronto and writes passionately on her blog about her experiences and love for the job. Check out her blog and follow her on Twitter @apswlife