Nurses Aides and Orderlies

(NOC 3413)


In general, you usually need some high school education and on-the-job training.

You may also need a college or private institutional program, such as nursing aide, which includes supervised practical training.

Some health care facilities may also require you to complete specialized courses such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and food handling/sterile processing.

Most recent entrants have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma, and almost 1 in 10 has an undergraduate university degree.

Degrees Associated with This Career

High School Diploma

Useful Experience/Skills

Multidisciplinary teamwork
Interpersonal communication skills
Customer relations

Useful Secondary School Subjects


Toronto Metropolitan University
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Health Studies Certificate; Online
Request Info
Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Health Sciences Pathways to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees Certificate; Advanced
Practical Nursing Diploma
Request Info
Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses Diploma
Request Info
Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Health Care Aide Certificate
Request Info
Conestoga College
Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Practical Nursing Diploma
Request Info
view all
Modified on April 07, 2022