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Who is eligible to register on the Registry?

The Personal Support Worker (PSW) Registry of Ontario (“Registry”) welcomes all individuals who are currently practicing as a PSW in Ontario or are qualified to practice as a PSW in Ontario to register on the Registry in accordance with its Registration and Renewal Policy. The Registry will use a phased approach to register applicants while, at the same time, engaging in ongoing evaluation of the Registry’s IT platform, onboarding processes and overall functionality. The Registry will commence with a sample of graduates from an Ontario PSW Certificate Program who have a graduation date of June 2016 or later. This sample of the PSW population will be used to evaluate the feasibility of operations and functions of the Registry, and will guide refinements and improvements so that the Registry can be gradually expanded to include the remaining PSW population.

You are eligible to register for the initial phase of the Registry if you meet the following requirements:

  1. You have successfully graduated from a Personal Support Worker program in Ontario as stated above; and
  2. Your date of graduation is in June 2016 or later
Please note that eligibility requirements will be expanded to capture the remaining PSW population.

What is required for registration?

Each applicant must submit the following information and supporting documentation to the Registry for consideration and review:

  1. Personal details (proof of eligibility to work in Ontario and photo identification required)
  2. Education details (proof of program completion required)
  3. Employment details (if applicable)
  4. Vulnerable Sector Check
Additionally, applicants are obliged to disclose the following and submit supporting documentation as required for consideration and review:
  1. Membership with another unregulated or regulated healthcare body inside and/or outside of Ontario (if applicable, a Letter of Standing will be required)
  2. Fitness to practice safely and competently
  3. Criminal and professional misconduct record
Additional information may be required as part of your application such as, but not limited to:
  1. Areas of additional training and/or certification
  2. Interest in employment/additional employment opportunities

Applicants to the Registry are assessed using the information above to determine if each applicant has met the minimum requirements needed to practice as a PSW in Ontario and, if not, to provide them with the resources needed to facilitate their practice as a PSW in Ontario.

Checklist of Supporting Documentation


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE PROCEEDING:

  • All supporting documentation must be submitted to the Registry via mail as one complete package with the exception of documents that must be submitted by the issuing body themselves as indicated in the check list below.
  • Alternative forms of document submission such as email will not be accepted.
  • All copies of supporting documentation submitted must be at a legible resolution which clearly shows all text, photos, and document markers as applicable. If any document in the package is non-legible, the complete package will not be accepted and will be returned to the sender.

Mailing Address:
Personal Support Worker Registry of Ontario
222 St. Patrick Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1V4


Upon receipt of an applicant’s online or mailed application form to the Registry, the Registry must receive the following supporting documentation within 30 days:

  1. One (1) copy of a government-issued ID demonstrating the applicant’s citizenship status. The documentation must be one of the following:
    • Canadian Passport;
    • Canadian Citizenship Card;
    • Canadian Permanent Resident Card; or
    • Valid work permit issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  2. One (1) copy of a government-issued photo ID (must be different than the ID used to fulfill the submission above – cannot be a health card).
  3. Proof of PSW credential provided directly to the Registry by the academic institution that granted the applicant’s credential. The document must be one of the following:
    • A final transcript bearing the academic institution’s official seal/stamp; or
    • A letter of completion from the Office of the Registrar bearing the institution’s seal/stamp and/or letterhead
  4. Proof of additional certification beyond the applicant’s core PSW credential (if applicable), provided directly to the Registry by the academic institution that granted the applicant’s certification. The document must be one of the following:
    • A final transcript bearing the academic institution’s official seal/stamp; or
    • A letter of completion from the Office of the Registrar bearing the institution’s seal/stamp and/or letterhead
  5. Original signed and sealed Letter of Standing if the applicant is currently or was previously registered as a member of an unregulated or regulated healthcare body inside or outside of the province. The letter must be sent to the Registry directly by the unregulated or regulated body.
  6. A copy of the applicant’s Certificate of Name Change or equivalent if the name of any of the supporting documentation is different than the legal name used in the application.
In addition, applicants must submit the following within 90 days from the time of application submission:
  1. A Vulnerable Sector Check provided directly by the applicant’s local police authority. The Vulnerable Sector Check must not be older than 14 days prior to the date of application submission.

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