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Jobs for New Canadians

Are you new to Canada? Do you have a foreign healthcare degree? You may be able to work as a Personal Support Worker without a PSW certificate. Learn more below.

If you are an internationally-trained healthcare worker you may be able to work as a Personal Support Worker without having to get a PSW Certificate. Many of our PSWs are internationally trained professionals, using the opportunity to gain valuable client care experience in a Canadian setting while working towards earning Canadian credentials in their specific healthcare fields (e.g nursing, medicine, physiotherapy).

Margaux’s Story

Do you want to learn more about what it’s like for an internationally-trained nurse to work as a Personal Support Worker at Circle of Care?

Margaux shares information on what client visits are like, why she enjoys working at Circle of Care, and what makes her happy about her job.

What requirements do I need to work as Personal Support Worker at Circle of Care?

  • You must be legally eligible to work in Canada (you must be either a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or have a current and valid work permit)
  • Paperwork that shows your completed education from another country (accepted education listed below)
  • Current Immunization Records
  • Current First Aid/CPR Certificate
  • You must be able to speak and write in English
  • We have a special need for Russian-speakers, but welcome all candidates who speak another language

What degrees are accepted?

The following education is accepted:

  • Registered Nurse, Registered Practical Nurse, or Midwife (Midwifery)
  • Physician (Doctor)
  • Paramedic/Paramedicine
  • Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, or Speech Language Pathologist
  • Social Worker
  • Dietician
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“I didn’t realise I could work as a Personal Support Worker without completing a certificate. This role will help me learn more about client care while I’m earning my Canadian nursing credentials.”

– Recent applicant, internationally educated nurse

PSW providing support to client.

What does a Personal Support Worker do?

At Circle of Care, our Personal Support Workers care for seniors living in their homes by assisting with personal care (i.e. grooming, bathing, dressing, and toileting), meal preparation, light housekeeping, and socialization and emotional support.

As someone who has worked in healthcare before, you should understand that your clients are dealing with illness or frailty, and simple tasks can be challenging for them.  We are looking for foreign-trained nurses and doctors who want to help make their clients’ daily routine more manageable. You should be comfortable travelling to and from client’s homes throughout the day, in a community that is near you.

We provide a supportive environment for all our PSWs. Whether you wish to work as a PSW throughout your career, or whether you are working towards gaining your Ontario credentials in nursing or medicine, Circle of Care is here to support you and provide you with Canadian experience. We know that you will start to take pride and fulfillment from the excellent care you provide to clients and the professional relationships you build with them and their caregivers. At Circle of Care, you will work on a multi-disciplinary team and receive support from a Service Coordinator and Client Services Supervisor (RN/RPN).

“I’m glad to have the opportunity to continue providing care here in Canada. Working as a PSW, I am helping people who need support and that’s what I’m passionate about.”

– Recent applicant, internationally educated nurse

As a Circle of Care PSW, you will receive…

Competitive Wages

At Circle of Care, you will earn a competitive hourly wage. You will also be eligible for an increase in wages with years’ experience with us.

Health & Dental Benefits

You are eligible to enroll in a comprehensive health and dental benefits program for full-time staff that includes family coverage. Enrolment and eligibility are based on meeting full-time status requirements.

Sense of Community

You will have the opportunity to connect with your fellow PSWs during virtual events, team meetings and social events.  You will also receive support through our New Hire Support Forum. And you’ll stay up to date with important information with our weekly digital newsletter, Inside the Circle.


At Circle of Care, your excellent work gets celebrated! Through our rewards-based digital platform called Applause, our PSWs are recognized and celebrated for going above and beyond their roles to provide exceptional care and support to our clients and their families.

Learning Opportunities

At Circle of Care, feel confident from day one. Learn all about your new role during your Orientation with us. Once you are out in the community working with clients, you will continue to have learning opportunities through in-person and online training.

Other Benefits

  • Up to 65% TTC Pass reimbursement
  • Employee discount programs
  • Agency mobile device for scheduling and communication
  • Mental health support

Weekend Hours

Circle of Care requires our Personal Support Workers to be available at least one day every other weekend. All weekend hours worked earn an additional $0.50 premium per hour. Having extensive weekend availability increases the likelihood we can assign you to regular clients. This allows us to provide you a regular and reliable schedule!

Celebrating our PSWs through Recognition and Education

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Unveiling the Champions: Meet Our 2023 Spotlight Awards Winners!

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Circle of Care's Spotlight Awards were established to showcase and honour the contributions of our dedicated employees. We're delighted to unveil the well-deserved 2023 Spotlight Award winners.
Odeth, Personal Support Worker

Odeth’s Passion for Making a Difference

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For Odeth, being a Personal Support Worker (PSW) is more than a job, it’s about supporting older adults to help them continue to live a good quality life independently.

Beverley N: Driven By Her Experience as a Mother

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With a deep desire to honour her son’s memory and fueled by her profound empathy, she set out to pursue a meaningful career assisting who, required compassionate care and support.…

Are you interested in working with us?

Circle of Care is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees, volunteers and clients feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live and serve, and creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach her/his potential. Circle of Care is a scent-free environment. All employees, volunteers and visitors are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting our office or working in the client’s home. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation, please inform us in advance. We thank you for your interest in Circle of Care. Only applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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