According to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term care (MOHLT), there are 90,000 Personal Support Workers in Ontario.
Most of them are employed and current PSW jobs are spread all across the healthcare industry.
Majority of PSW’s work in a wide variety of facility and community based setting in the cities of Toronto, Brampton and Mississauga.
Where to look for Personal Support Worker Jobs
There are many online and offline places to look for job postings.
In Hospitals and Long-Term Care Homes (Nursing Homes) jobs are usually posted as “internal postings”.
What this means is, first a job opening is offered to current employees of the healthcare institution. It is posted on the Job board on site and also on the internal website to which only current employees have access.
If no one applies or no one is deemed suitable enough for the job, it is then opened for external applicants.
With advancements in technology and ease of processing, most employers accept online applications only.
If you are looking to work as a PSW, you can search in the following box for your dream job or you can visit our PSW Jobs page.
Below is a list of Facility and Community based healthcare settings that offer Personal Support Worker Jobs. By no means is this list exhaustive. There may be many other places that hire PSW’s.
Common Healthcare and related institutions where you can possibly start your job search are:
Facility Based Settings
- Hospitals (Acute Care)
- Sub Acute Care Settings such as Convalescent care
- Mental Health Facilities
- Rehab Facilities
- Long-Term Care Homes (Nursing Homes)
- Hospice Care Homes
- Respite Care
- Supportive Housing Facilities
- Assisted Living Facilities
- Retirement Homes
- Group Homes
Community Based Settings
- Private homes
- Private Escort Duty
- Social and Family Services
- Alzheimer’s Programs
- Community Day Programs
- Adult Day Care
The role of PSW’s in Ontario is evolving. Due to economic constraints, employers are changing policies to create jobs for Personal Support Workers in a wide variety of care areas such as Intensive Care Units (ICU), Cardiac Care Units (CCU), Emergency Departments (ED) and Surgery to name a few.
With such a broad spectrum of employers offering PSW Jobs, the chances of getting one right after you graduate are more than excellent.
Future of PSW Jobs
Future trends for Support Worker jobs in Ontario are very encouraging.
Healthcare has always been the safest bet for a stable job. Now is the best time in history to make the best of it and PSW makes for an excellent career choice
Over the next few years, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term care has committed to fund 2080 new full time PSW Jobs.