Andy Caldwell, our Global Director of Sales, recently talked to TVC News in Nigeria about Oxford International Career Colleges and our educational pathways to study and work in Canada as a professional caregiver.
“We have a fantastic new program in Canada, it’s called the CCA which stands for Continuing Care Assistant.”
Andy continued: “When students are coming to study with us, they learn and train how to become a CCA and how to provide care for seniors, specifically where we teach this is in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Students can get a job afterwards. It’s an employability program.”
Nova Scotia has a labor shortage right now, with approximately 1,400 vacancies for CCAs. Future retirement, and an aging population, means that the need for caregivers is expected to grow significantly in the next few years, providing even more employment opportunities.
The country’s government recently said the student residency pathway is a “key pillar” for its immigration target of welcoming some 1,233,000 new permanent residents between 2021 and 2023. Alongside academic studies on the Continuing Care Assistant program, students will also work in a placement organized by the College, gaining practical skills and employment experience. This all helps to open the opportunity to settle in Nova Scotia after graduation.
Andy was enthusiastic about the financial support on offer: “I’m excited to announce that the Nova Scotia government has recently given us a range of full scholarships to offer Nigerian students.” The goal is to remove financial barriers and support students who want to pursue a career in the healthcare field.
See Andy talking about the Continuing Care Assistant program and the scholarship offer here.
Learn more about the Continuing Care Assistant Program. Applications for 2022 are open right now.