In Canada, health care industry offers the best job security. To gain employment in this sector the best place to be in whole of Canada is Toronto and its suburbs.
The reason: this is where most of the jobs are!
With changing system of healthcare delivery in Ontario, Personal Support Worker is one of the profession is starting to be utilized more and more.
Demographics that fuel PSW Jobs in Toronto
The city of Toronto includes the districts of North York, East York, York, Scarborough and Etobicoke.
According to the Canadian Census of 2011, the city of Toronto’s population is 2,615,060.
Within the population about 14.4% belong to the age group of 65 years old and up. That comes out to be about a little over 350,000 senior citizens.
It has 26 hospitals, 65 long-term care homes, and 82 retirement homes.
Even though not every hospital employs Personal Support Workers, but having a total of 173 health care institutions still translates into thousands of PSW jobs in Toronto.
And it does not end here.
There are 14 Community Care Access Centers (CCAC) across Ontario, with Toronto Central CCAC facilitating care to thousands of patients and elderly citizens in the Toronto region. These centers also partner with numerous community employment agencies to help deliver in home personal support.
Community Support agencies offer many PSW jobs in Toronto. These jobs focus more on providing assistance to the elderly and disabled.
Such employment agencies are great ways to kick start your career after graduating from a PSW educational program.
Where are PSW jobs in Toronto listed?
Almost every healthcare institution in Toronto, lists Personal Support Worker jobs on their website.
Lately employers have gone paperless, and the only way to submit an application is online.
It is a good idea to create an account on the healthcare institution’s website. This way all your information will be saved and you will receive email alerts on your applications and new openings for Personal Support Worker jobs in Toronto.
Long Term Care Homes Operated by the City of Toronto
Out of the 65 long-term care homes in Toronto, ten are owned and operated by the City of Toronto.
|Bendale Acres||2920 Lawerence Ave|
Toronto, ON M1P 2T8
|Carefree Lodge||306 Finch Ave E|
Toronto, ON M2N 4S5
|Castleview Wychwood Towers||351 Christie Street|
Toronto, ON M6G 3C3
|Cummer Lodge||205 Cummer Ave|
Toronto, ON M2M 2E8
|Fudger House||439 Sherbourne Steet |
Toronto, ON M4X 1K6
|Kipling Acres||2233 Kipling Ave |
Toronto, ON M9W 4L3
|Lakeshore Lodge||3197 Lakeshore Blvd W|
Toronto, ON M8V 3X5
|Seven Oaks||9 Neilson Road |
Toronto, ON M1E 5E1
|True Davidson Acres||200 Dawes Road |
Toronto, ON M4C 5M8
|Westburn Manor||400 The West Mall |
Toronto, ON M9C 5S1
Hiring for all PSW positions at above listed long-term care homes is done by the City of Toronto and applications are accepted online only.
Visit the careers section of the City of Toronto to view current and ongoing positions.
Other Long Term Care Homes in Toronto
City of Toronto has thirty one other Long Term Care Homes that offer Jobs for Personal Support Workers. At these facilities, PSW’s provide the majority of personal care services. They work under the supervision of a Nurse and are a first point of contact with the residents.
Allowed scope of practice and the duties performed vary from one Nursing home to the other. Some Nursing homes allow PSW’s to perform tasks such as changing dressings and giving medications while others limit PSW’s to personal care only.
Please click on the link below for a complete list of Long Term Care homes in Toronto. You can click on the name of the Long Term Care Home to get more information on how you can apply for a particular PSW job.
Please note that some homes do not have a website. You can contact them by phone or may apply in person, provided they accept applications in person.
PSW Jobs at Long Term Care Homes in other Districts of Toronto
City of Toronto includes the districts of North York, East York, York, Scarborough and Etobicoke. All these regions have many Long Term Care homes that hire PSW’s.
Following are the links for a complete list of Nursing homes in each region. Please click on the one you are interested to check out the list.
Hospitals That Offer PSW Jobs in Toronto
There are many hospitals that offer employment options for Personal Support Workers. It may seem tough to get hired but the rewards are plenty. Apart from job security, hospitals offer great pay rates, pension plans and benefits for full time employees.
One very important thing to keep in mind when looking for PSW jobs in Toronto hospitals is to watch for different job titles under which jobs are posted.
Some hospitals list jobs as Health Care Aide, some as Patient Service Partner or as a Patient Services Attendant. In terms of qualifications, all these job titles are basically the same as a Personal Support Worker.
Click here to find out which Toronto hospitals offers PSW jobs and how to apply for them.
PSW Jobs Through Employment Agencies
There are many employment agencies in Toronto that offer PSW jobs.
Working through an agency might be a great option for those who are looking for a flexible schedule. You can work according to your availability.
Following is a list of employment agencies in Toronto that offer employment for PSW’s. Please note that there may be many more. If you know of any agency that offer PSW jobs but is not listed in the list, please leave the details in the comments section below.
|A-Supreme Nursing and Home Care Services||845 Wilson Ave. |
Toll Free: 1-866-959-0083
|Canes Community Care||135 Queens Plate Drive|
|Care 4 Seniors Inc||22 Lewiston Road|
|Custom Comfort Care||20 Bay Street|
|Divine Angles Home Health Care Inc||Tel: 416-854-8027|
|Integra Care Inc||396 Moore Avenue|
|Kumfee Care Nursing Agency||2048 Danforth Avenue|
|NHI Nursing and Homemakers||Agincourt Commercial Centre|
2347 Kennedy Road
|Nowhere Like Home||Sunlife Financial Centre|
3300 Bloor Street West
|Nurse Next Door Home Care Services||Tel: 416-488-2980
|Saint Elizabeth||Find a location near you||Tel: 1-877-972-0800|
|Seniors For Seniors||40 St Clair Avenue West|
|SRT Med Staff||1235 Bay Street|
|Victorian Order of Nurses||2150 Islington Avenue|
|Preferred Health Care Inc.||70 Red Maple Road Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 4T8||Tel: 905-771-2765
Toll Free: 1-877-924-8800
|VHA Home Health Care||30 Soudan Avenue|
Fax: 416-482-8773 (Human Resources) 416-489-7533
PSW Jobs with Canadian Red Cross Toronto
Toronto chapter of the Canadian Red Cross often has openings for the positions of a Personal Support Workers and Community Support Workers to provide community-based care to their clients.
Red Cross offer thousands of PSW jobs in Toronto, and currently employs a total of 3500 in all of Ontario.
Whether it’s directly through the Hospital, Long-Term Care home, Retirement home or an employment agency, chances of getting hired are excellent.
Searching PSW Jobs through Indeed.com
Indeed is a job search engine and is #1 job site worldwide. It lists hundreds of Personal Support Worker jobs.
One of the biggest advantages of using indeed is that this is a “one stop shop” for your job search.
You see, employers looking to hire PSW’s post jobs on their websites. Indeed extracts relevant jobs according to your search criteria and lists them in one place. This way you don’t have to visit each individual website. It is a huge time saver.
Please check out the filtered PSW Jobs for Toronto. It is worth noting here that jobs listed below are updated automatically and may display some jobs from surrounding areas as well.
For more details on the jobs listed above, please click on that specific job. Click on “Next” to display more jobs.
Hope the above listed resources and tools will help you find a job that you like. If you have any questions or would like to add something to the article, please leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
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