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


This website focuses primarily on Personal Support Workers (PSW) in the US and Canada.

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!


Joanne Potter

Joanne, BSN and RN, is a writer for Personal Support Worker HQ that specializes in health and wellness. She has fifteen years of experience as a Registered Nurse in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). Her years working at the bedside and extensive neonatal knowledge enable her to write with a deep understanding of what patients and families want from their communities.

Check out her writing page at Nurse Writing Nook.

Sara Rembert

Sara has a background in health care and case management, working for several years as a home help aid. Having always loved writing, but unsure of how to put her expertise to use, she brought together these two passions by becoming a freelance writer, specializing in medical and nursing writing.

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


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