by KLC College

Ontario Government Providing Free Tuition for 2022 PSW Students

The Government of Ontario has recognized the urgent need for additional personnel in the healthcare sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, by way of qualified & trained Personal Support Workers. Ontario has set up the PSW Challenge Fund which will provide $86 million to train up to 8,000 personal support workers (PSWs) at accredited schools across the province. Learn how you can become a PSW for free at KLC College!


1. Why Become a Personal Support Worker?

Not only are they in-demand during the pandemic, but PSWs are trained in a field that is always in need of new hires. The types of employers includes hospitals, care homes, and more – ensuring that this field of study is a lucrative one.

2. What Does the Government Pay For?

The Ontario government is covering the entirety of your tuition as a bursary, not a loan, meaning you do not have to pay back your fees. Covered in this cost includes:

  • Up to $7,500 for tuition, books and other relevant mandatory fees
  • Up to $5,735 to cover costs for your clinical work placement

3. What Do I Do Next?

This funding is only available for students applying to a PSW program that starts between May 1 and July 31, 2022 – so we encourage you take any of the following steps:

  • Contact our PSW program rep Brandon at bmarlin@klccollege.ca to learn more and have any questions answered – click here
  • Apply to join KLC’s June 2022 or September 2022 PSW class at our Kingston, Toronto or Whitby campus – click here
  • Fill out the form below to have our KLC Admissions team schedule a callback within 24 hours.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to have 100% of your education paid for by the government with no repayment required! 
Learn about the PSW Program

Discover how KLC can jumpstart your new career in healthcare with our PSW Certificate program that provides hands-on training completed in 6 months!

Comments (03)

  1. Ukamaka Peace Okorienta
    September 12, 2022

    Is the personal support worker program free tuition for international students? Thanks for the reply.

  2. September 22, 2022

    Is the free PSW still available?

  3. Kaley Lise-Anne Davies
    November 29, 2022

    Interested in the PSW program and funding free tuition ASAP. I am an aboriginal single mother and grandmother in Ontario , Canada. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
    Kind Regards,
    Kaley Davies


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