Continuing Care Assistant, Graduate Certificate | Online (optional) | Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Saskatoon, Canada
Graduate Certificate On Campus Online

Continuing Care Assistant

12 months
15500 CAD/year
7900 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Demand for health-care workers is high, and that includes demand for continuing care assistants. If you enjoy caring for others, and if you want to get into the workforce quickly, Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Continuing Care Assistant program might be just what you’re looking for.


About this Degree

As a continuing care assistant, you’ll work directly with clients in long-term care, home care, assisted living, some areas in acute care, and even special needs classrooms. You’ll help them with mobility, personal care, assisting them to eat their meals, and medication monitoring. It’s a face-to-face, people-focused job.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Continuing Care Assistant program is a one-year certificate program that you can take in Saskatoon, Regina or Prince Albert. You can also take it through your local regional college or through part-time distance flexible learning through the School of Continuing Education. 

The Continuing Care Assistant program from Saskatchewan Polytechnic combines hands-on classroom learning with practical clinical experience. You’ll build knowledge and skills in:

  • addressing individual psychosocial needs;
  • administering personal care;
  • dementia management strategies;
  • gerontology (a major area of study);
  • long-term care philosophy in different settings;
  • promoting independence in a safe environment;
  • working with individuals with different physical and cognitive impairments; and/or
  • working with people of different cultures.

Your clinical work experiences will give you a taste of different work settings. Under the supervision of a buddy or staff member, you’ll work directly with clients in home care, long-term care and acute care settings. It’s a great way to build your skills and your confidence.

Is it a fit?

Continuing care assistants have been called “the eyes and ears of the frail and vulnerable.” You need to be a caring, patient person, with an upbeat attitude and good people skills. Your most important asset is simply a desire to improve quality of life for others.

Programme Structure


  • Body Systems
  • Clinical-1 Special Care
  • Interpersonal Communications
  • Dementia Behaviour
  • Professional Assault Response Training
  • Personal Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 12 or successful completion of fifteen (15) post-secondary credits from a recognized institution
  • English Language Requirement


  • Applicants should have personal and physical suitability.
  • Accepted applicants may be required to undergo an interview and will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search prior to entering the clinical component of the program. At the discretion of the clinical agency, you may be declined access to a clinical placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search. The cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Heart Saver 'C' AED or equivalent are required prior to entry into clinical.
  • Accepted applicants are required to provide current immunization records.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    7900 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7900 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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