Hospital PSW Jobs in Toronto

Hospital PSW Jobs in Toronto

There are more than thirty hospitals in Toronto that include acute care settings, rehab facilities, and medical research and teaching facilities.

Some of them hire Personal Support Workers but some don’t.

PSW jobs in Toronto hospitals is considered relatively challenging to come by, partially due to the limited number of job openings.

But recently, hospitals have started to utilize PSW’s in many inpatient care areas and sometimes also provide PSW training to work in specialized inpatient units.

Some of the inpatient units where PSW’s work in a hospital are:

  • Emergency,
  • Rehab units,
  • Gynecology,
  • Neurology,
  • Respirology,
  • Floor and observer assignments for “close patient watch”, and
  • Critical care units such as ICU and CCU (Yes PSW’s work in critical care as well!)

Benefits of Working in a Hospital

Once you graduate as a PSW, there are three routes you can take to start your career:

  • Long-Term Care homes,
  • Community settings, and
  • Hospitals

The “traditional” choice among the Personal Support Workers is to work in a hospital. 

Why wouldn’t you?

I’m sure if given a choice of working in a Nursing home, community, or a hospital, many of you will choose the hospital.

After all, there are many advantages of working in a hospital:

  • Rewarding and satisfying to work
  • Greater job stability and better benefits
  • Truly a team environment as you get to work along with Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and many other specialties.
  • Good salary; PSWs working in hospitals usually earn a higher salary than in Nursing homes and community settings
  • Opportunity to advance your education or to become a Nurse (Some hospitals will pay for your education)

PSW and Associated Job Titles

As you explore various hospitals for PSW jobs in Toronto, you’ll notice that there is a myriad of job titles used instead of the more common title of Personal Support Worker.

This may cause you to overlook a posted job.


it is important to read the requirements of the job. 

Personal Support Workers are eligible to apply for many positions posted under different job titles. 

List of the Hospitals That Offer PSW Jobs in Toronto

Hospital PSW jobs in Toronto range from working on a rehab unit to emergency and in some hospitals in critical care areas.

This is your comprehensive list of hospital PSW jobs in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Following hospitals in Toronto offer job openings for Personal Support Workers.

(Please note that as hospitals expand the role of PSWs, there may be other hospitals that offer employment and do not appear on the list below)

Please note that when applying, make sure to apply only in the manner indicated.

Please note that the hospitals listed below post positions for Personal Support Workers as and when they are available. There may or may not be postings at the time you are looking. 

This table is followed by detailed information with direct links to each hospital’s career section. 

HospitalJob Title UsedDepartment
Baycrest HospitalPersonal Support
Health Care Aide
Long Term Care
Behavioral Support
Outreach Team
Brampton Civic

Personal Support
Health Care Aide
Trillium Health
Credit Valley
Health Centre
Patient Care
Patient Services Attendant
University Health
Network (UHN):
Toronto Rehab
Toronto Western
Toronto General
Patient Care Assistant

Patient Service Associate

Unit Aide
Humber River
Health Care Aide
Unit Aide
Scarborough and
Rouge Hospital
Patient Support
Critical Care Unit
Markham Stouffville
Patient Support
Unity Health Toronto:
St. Michael's Hospital
Providence Healthcare
St. Joe's
Health Care Attendant
Health Care Assistant
Resident Assistant
Ward Aide
Surgical: Orthopedic
and General Surgery
Palliative Care
Long Term Care
Adult Day Care
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Patient Service Partner
Patient Observer
Patient Service Partner
Holland Orthopedic
and Arthritic Centre
Westpark Healthcare
Patient Care AttendantRehab
Complex Continuing
Community Health
North York General
Resident AssistantSenior's Health Centre
Mackenzie HealthOperating Room
Patient Care Attendant
Service Assistant
Operating Room
Long Term Care
Michael Garron HospitalPersonal Support WorkerMultiple units
Women's College HospitalAidesGynecology
Casey House Hospice & HospitalPersonal Support WorkerMultiple units

1. Baycrest Hospital

Baycrest is a multidisciplinary facility that comprises an acute care hospital, nursing home, and an assisted living facility.

Many of the Baycrest PSW positions are listed as “Health Care Aide”. 


as Personal Support Workers are eligible to apply for Health Care Aide positions. 

3560 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6A 2E1
Phone: 416-785-2500

Click here to view job listings at Baycrest.

2. William Osler Health System

There are three campuses with the opening of Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.

All jobs are posted on one central website.

Etobicoke Campus, Etobicoke General Hospital
101 Humber College Blvd.
Etobicoke, Ontario
M9V 1R8
Phone: 416-747-3400 ext. 22434

Brampton Campus, Brampton Civic Hospital
2100 Bovaird Drive East
Brampton, Ontario
L6R 3J6
Phone: 905-494-2120 ext. 22434

Please note that there are no job postings for PSWs at the Peel site. 

Click here to view jobs with William Osler Health System. 

3. Trillium Health Partners

This organization has three hospitals and may use the following job titles to post jobs with duties similar to that of Personal Support Worker:

  • Patient Services Attendant,
  • Patient Care Assistant.

Positions for all three locations are posted on one central website.

Applications are accepted online only!

The Credit Valley Hospital
2200 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, Ontario
L5M 2N1
Phone: 905-813-2200

Mississauga Hospital
100 Queensway West
Mississauga, Ontario
L5B 1B8
Phone: 905-848-7100

Queensway Health Centre
150 Sherway Drive
Toronto, Ontario
M9C 1A5
Phone: 416-259-6671

Click here to view jobs with Trillium Health Partners

4. University Health Network (UHN)

University Health Network is a group of eight hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine.

UHN offers many PSW jobs in Toronto. 

Following are the hospital that are part of UHN network:

  • Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
    • Bickle Centre Lyndhurst CentreRumsey CentreUniversity Centre
  • Toronto Western Hospital
  • Toronto General Hospital
  • Lakeside Long-Term Care Centre

Toronto Western Hospital hires PSW’s under different job titles. 

Here are some of the job titles that are used for positions similar to Personal Support Workers:

  • Unit Aide,
  • Patient Service Associate.

PSW and related jobs are posted on a cental UHN website. 

You can search for Personal Support Worker Jobs with the University Health Network group of hospitals by clicking here.

Create a Profile

If you do not come across any PSW job posting, the next best thing you can do is create a profile on their website.

One of the biggest benefits of creating a profile is that UHN gives priority to people on their database as and when future job opportunities become available.

Enhance your chances of getting hired as a Personal Support Worker by creating a profile.

Another thing you can do to stay up-to-date with new job postings is by creating a job alert.

Click here to sign-up for email notifications.

Click here to view jobs with any of the hospitals associated with the University Health Network.

5. Humber River Hospital

Humber River is one of the newest hospitals in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

It is also the first fully digital hospital in North America.

Personal Support Workers are hired in various departments albeit under various titles such as Health Care Aide and Unit Aide.

Humber River Hospital – Wilson Site

1325 Wilson Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M3M 0B2
Phone: 416-242-1000

Click here to view jobs with Humber River Hospital.

6. Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

The Scarborough Hospital and Rouge Valley Health System have joined to become one organization. 

They are still in a period of transition. 

PSWs are hired in many departments and have recently put out job postings for critical care areas.  

The title of “Patient Support Representative” is also used to hire PSWs. 

These are the three sites of these hospitals:

General site
3050 Lawrence Ave. E.
Scarborough, Ontario
M1P 2V5

Birchmount site
3030 Birchmount Rd. 
Scarborough, Ontario
M1W 3W3 

Centenary Site
2867 Ellesmere Road 
Scarborough, Ontario
M1E 4B9

Click here to view jobs with this organization.

7. Markham Stouffville Hospital

Markham Stouffville Hospital is a great place for PSWs to work. 

They hire PSWs in many departments such as Emergency and Medicine. 

Applications are strictly accepted online only!

Markham site
381 Church Street
Markham, Ontario
L3P 7P3 

Uxbridge site
4 Campbell Drive
Uxbridge, Ontario
L9P 1S4

Click here to view PSW jobs with Markham Stouffville Hospital. 

8. Unity Health Toronto

Unity Health Toronto is not a hospital in itself but a hospital network founded in 2017.

All acorss the network of hospitals, Unity health offers many PSW jobs in Toronto. 

Unity health comprises the following healthcare organizations:

  • St. Michael’s Hospital,
  • Providence Healthcare, and
  • St. Joseph’s Health Centre.

Jobs for all three hospitals are posted on one central website. 

Applications are accepted online only.

St. Joseph’s Hospital

St. Joe’s is an acute care multidisciplinary hospital that hires Personal Support Workers for many inpatient units such as Medicine and Surgery.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre
30 The Queensway
Toronto, Ontario
M6R 1B5
416 530 6000

Providence Healthcare

Providence healthcare has been around for more than a century and provides many services such as:

  • Rehabilitation and palliative care at the Providence Hospital,
  • Long-term care at the Cardinal Ambrozic Houses of Providence, and
  • Adult daycare programs for people living in the community with dementia. 

PSWs are hired as Health Care Assistants and Resident Assistants. 

There is another position that PSWs are eligible to apply for. 

It is called: The Ward Aide

Providence Healthcare
3276 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario
416 285 3666
M1L 1W1 

St. Michael’s Hospital

St. Michael’s hospital is a teaching hospital affiliated with the Univesity of Toronto

The hospital provides leading care in many care areas such as:

  • Critical care and trauma,
  • heart disease,
  • neurosurgery,
  • diabetes,
  • cancer care,
  • care of the homeless and
  • global health.

St. Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond St.
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1W8

Personal Support Workers jobs with St. Joe’s, Providence healthcare, and St. Michale’s hospital are posted at one central website.

Click here to view PSW jobs with all these three organizations (Unity health). 

9. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Sunnybrook is a research and teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto

Sunnybrook Health Sciences has 4 sites in Toronto:

Bayview Campus
2075 Bayview Avenue

Holland Centre
43 Wellesley Street

St. John’s Rehab
285 Cummer Avenue

Reactivation Care Centre (RCC)
200 Church Street (Jane and the 401)
Third Floor

St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital

St. John’s Rehab hospital is part of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.

St. John’s Rehab is exclusively committed to specialized rehabilitation.

The hospital runs the only burn rehabilitation program in Ontario and provides rehabilitation services in both inpatient and outpatient care settings.

Sunnybrook hires Personal Support Workers as:

  • Patient Observers, and
  • Patient Service Partners.

You can search for current positions and submit your application by clicking on the link below.

St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital

285 Cummer Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M2M 2G1
Phone: 416-226-6780; 416-226-6265

Click here to view jobs with St. John’s Rehab. 

Sunnybrook often hires PSWs as “Observers” and the positions are sometimes full-time.

As the job title suggests, observers basically “observe” the patients who are at risk of causing harm to themselves or to others.

PSWs are also hired as Patient Service Partners at the Holland Orthopedic and Arthritic Centre. 

Click here to view job listings at Sunnybrook. 

10. Westpark Healthcare Centre

Westpark hires PSWs as Client Care Attendants all across the organization. 

This is a specialized rehabilitation hospital with a focus on complex continuing care and community health services. 

Westpark Healthcare Centre
82 Buttonwood Avenue
Toronto, Ontario 
Phone: 416-243-3600

Click here to view PSW job postings at Westpark. 

11. North York General Hospital

Personal Support Workers are hired at the Senior’s Health Centre under the job title: Resident Assistant

Short-term, respite and long-term care are provided at this facility.

North York General Hospital
Seniors’ Health Centre
2 Buchan Ct.  
North York, Ontario
M2J 5A3
416 756 0066

Click here for job postings at this hospital. 

12. Mackenzie Health

Mackenzie Health is a large organization operating an acute care facility in Richmond Hill. 

A new hospital in the city of Vaughan is also managed by the same organization.

The Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital opened on February 7, 2021.

PSWs are hired in many different roles such as:

  • Operative Room Assistant,
  • Patient Care Assistant, and
  • Service Assistant

Mackenzie Health
10 Trench St.
Richmond Hill, Ontario
L4C 4Z3 

Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital
3200 Major Mackenzie Dr. W
Vaughan, Ontario
L6A 4Z3 

Click here to search and apply for PSW jobs with Mackenzie Health.

13. Michael Garron Hospital

Michael Garron Hospital, formerly the Toronto East General Hospital, is a teaching hospital in Toronto that hires Personal Support Workers. 

Personal Support Workers are utilized in many inpatient care settings such as the Emergency Department.

Michael Garron Hospital
825 Coxwell Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M4C 3E7

Click here to apply for PSW jobs at Michael Garron Hospital.

14. Women’s College Hospital

Women’s College Hospital exemplifies women’s health, health equity, and health system solutions.

Some of the positions that PSWs may be eligible to apply for are called “Aides”. 

Aides are employed in various care areas such as the Gynecology department. 

Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1B2 

Click here to search and apply for PSW jobs with Women’s College Hospital.

15. Casey House Hospice & Hospital

Casey House is a hospice care center and hospital.

The hospital programs are directed towards individuals living with HIV/AIDS. 

Services are provided through a range of inpatient, outpatient, and community care initiatives.

Casey House
119 Isabella Street
Toronto, Ontario
M4Y 1P2

While Casey House hospice does not list Personal Support Worker positions on their website, 


you can fill out the “expression of interest” form on their website in order to be considered for PSW positions as they become available.

Click here to fill out the form to express your interest to work at Casey House Hospice and Hospital.

Apply Now

As you can see, the opportunities are plenty.

Hospitals are starting to utilize PSWs in many inpatient units. 

As long as you’re persistent in your efforts and continue to search and apply for positions, you’ll one day get it. 

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