Find a job in long-term care
Learn what long-term care jobs are most in demand due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and find out where to search for jobs.
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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)
- occupational therapists
- recreational therapists
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
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:
- AdvantAge Ontario
- the Ontario Long-Term Care Association (OLTCA)
- Link2LTC, for qualified students to register and be connected directly with long-term care homes facing critical staff shortages.
Search for job postings by staff associations such as the:
- Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario RNcareers board and ViaNurse, where nursing students in second, third and fourth years of study can search for personal support worker jobs urgently needed in long-term care
- Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario job board and list of employers who urgently need staff
- Ontario Personal Support Workers Association
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