This program prepares students to practice the occupation of nursing attendant or home care attendant (also known as a P.A.B. (préposé aux béneficiaires)) & to carry out a variety of occupational activities.


In the last three years, Shadd has had a job placement rate of 95 percent. Our students have chosen fulfilling careers assisting clients or patients as a P.A.B., nurse’s aide or orderly in hospitals, CLSCs, extended care facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, private care & health agencies throughout the province.


There are many positions that are permanent, temporary or casual depending on department and facility needs. Shift schedules may include a combination of day, evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts, as well as on-call duty.

  • Admission Requirements

    SSD or be at least 16 years of age as of September 30th & have earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language & mathematics, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning;

    OR be at least 18 years of age & have successfully completed the General Development Test (GDT) & the program's specific prerequisites or the Secondary School Equivalency Test (SSET).

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