Prince Edward Island Report

Title(s) Used

Resident Care Worker (RCW)

Patient Care Worker (PCW)

Home Support Worker (HSW)

Renal Support Worker (RSW)


RCW Certificate Programs are offered in:

  • Community Colleges in both English and French
  • A private school


No registry


No regulation. They are an unregulated health care professionals.

Scope of Practice

No official Scope of Practice. Scope of employment as per job description in respective facilities.

Employment Prospects

Pre COVID pandemic

  • Shortage in community setting

During pandemic

  • Shortage now expanded to LTC and all other settings
  • Full time jobs elusive
  • Mostly part time and casual

Educator Group



Recruitment and retention of PSWs in this field