2024 CCANS Conference & AGM Registration is Open!

Register online today and join us from June 12 - 14, 2024 at the beautiful White Point Beach Resort


There are so many exciting and rewarding opportunities to work in the continuing care sector. You’ll find job opportunities posted on our members’ websites along with their application process. We receive many questions about the CCA Program and we’re happy to share some information and encourage you to visit the Continuing Care Assistant Program website to learn more about how to pursue a career as a CCA.

What is the CCA Program?

The CCA Program includes a number of key services focused on promoting quality education delivery and supports for Certified CCAs in Nova Scotia. The Program services flow from the CCA Program Curriculum Standards which define the education preparation and from the CCA Registry which supports the CCA and counterparts and health care sector.

CCA Certification is the education required for entry to practice to work as a direct care and support service provider in most DHW Continuing Care funded service providers. CCA Certification is the education requirement for Care Team Aide (CTA) position in the acute care environment. The CCA Program education prepares the learners to deliver either short or extended periods of assistance and support services to persons in various care settings, such as home care, long term care, acute care and other care settings.