Get paid to learn and having a job waiting for you as soon as your training is done with the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) Health Career Access Program (HCAP). As long as you've completed Grade 10 in high school – including English 10 or equivalent – and have a valid driver's license, you can apply for this program which offers an easy-entry, financially supported start to long-term career growth opportunities across VCH.

Learn more and apply to the VCH HCAP program

Key links

‎These resources apply to HCSWs and/or staff supporting the HCAP initiative who want to know more about HCAP entry requirements. 

Resources for health care support workers

These resources apply to Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs) and those who want to learn more about this role:

Resources for managers

These resources apply to leaders who support Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs), and leaders who want to learn more about the HCSW role:

HCAP (Health Career Access Program)

Education and orientation

Education series schedule 

Nurse educators from the VCH LTC and AL Professional Practice Team are in the process of creating brand new online education sessions for HCSWs and HCSW support staff who work in LTC or AL. Some of the topics we will be discussing include:

  • Infection Control Basics
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Sexual and Gender Diversity
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Dementia Care
  • Supportive Communication Techniques

These sessions will begin in late spring 2022 so stay tuned for an updated education series schedule!

If you have any suggestions for future topics, we'd love to hear from you. Please email us at

For access to the manager/leader user manual and for previous education session presentations, please email  

For more information, please contact: