Workers that are in demand in long-term care homes

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), long-term care homes are searching for health care workers and other in-demand staff to help keep residents safe and improve their quality of life.

Health care workers that are highest in demand in long-term care homes are:

  • personal support workers (PSW)
  • nurses (registered nurses, nurse practitioners and registered practical nurses)
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • recreational therapists
  • dieticians

Non-health care workers that are highest in demand in long-term care homes are:

  • cleaning staff
  • dietary aides and dietary workers
  • laundry staff
  • resident support aides

How to find a job in long-term care

Health matching portal

Match your skillsets and availability with employers who need help while we stop the spread of COVID-19.

You can register if you are a:

  • health care provider who is currently working part-time and you want to increase your hours
  • former health care provider who is retired or on inactive status with your regulatory college
  • internationally educated health care professional
  • student in the health care field
  • volunteer with health care experience

Ontario workforce reserve for senior support

You may qualify for a new program focused on recruiting, training and deploying people to work as resident support aides in long-term care if you:

  • are unemployed
  • have been displaced from the retail or hospitality industries
  • have been displaced from an administrative role
  • are a student

If you are interested in the program, you can create a profile on the Ontario matching portal. Your profile will be screened and you may be selected to complete online training and get matched with a long-term care home that requires support.

To qualify, you must have:

  • successfully completed two years of secondary school (minimum of grade 10)
  • good judgement and interpersonal skills
  • ability to observe residents and any behavioural changes which may require a call for care assistance
  • sensitivity and empathy to resident needs
  • ability to communicate effectively with residents, visitors and others.

Long-term care home associations

Search job ads from members of:

Staff associations

Search for job postings by staff associations such as the:

Francophone jobs

For Francophones health care professionals and students:

  • Health Human Resources Strategy is an online resource to help health organizations recruit and retain bilingual staff
  • Employment Options matches prospective employers with prospective employees