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Are you having trouble getting the HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT job you want?

June 11, 2015 Posted in Blog Posts


Tired of working multiple minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet?

Maybe it’s time you took a personal inventory and evaluated what you have to offer relative to what best-in-class employers are looking for.

Top 5 list of requirements HCA employers in BC seek in applicants include:

  1. HCA Diploma from an accredited institution to demonstrate an understanding of the role and scope of practice in the province, and training based on the high standards set forth by the Ministry of Health.
  2. Current experience in a Canadian workplace; through employment, volunteer activities and/or supervised practicum.
  3. BC Care Aide Registry number earned upon completion of an HCA program at an accredited institution.
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills in order to best support clients and effectively contribute to the success of the company.
  5. Positive attitude and a client centered approach.

How many of these requirements do you meet?  What steps do you need to take to move your resume to the top of an employer’s list?


An obstacle may be either a stepping stone or a stumbling block.

Drake Medox was an employer of care aides for over 30 years before introducing Drake Medox College.  It is because of this experience that they are able to prepare students to graduate with the skills and training needed to obtain the best jobs available. It is no wonder that Drake Medox College grads are in demand, and that over 97% are getting jobs!

Call an Admissions Advisor today @ 604-629-0196 to learn more about the flexible class schedules and payment plans offered at both their Vancouver & Surrey campus.

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“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist

“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre

“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Since completing the Health Care Assistant training course at Drake Medox College, I have gained the necessary knowledge, training, skills and confidence to work effectively with the elderly, children and people with developmental disabilities. I believe this course has helped pave the way for greater job opportunities and I since successfully been hired both as a live-in Manager and as a Life Skill Worker. Thank you so much Drake Medox College.