The average hourly pay for a Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in Canada is C$17.63.
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C$300 - C$4,000
C$25,407 - C$51,012
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Job Description for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
A personal care assistant (PCA) assists a disabled or chronically ill person with activities of daily living, such as dressing, preparing meals, conducting routine housekeeping, and maintaining the client's personal hygiene. Personal care assistants could be independently contracted by an individual, or they may work for an organization that provides care to many clients. Many of the specific tasks performed by a personal care assistant vary depending on the specific needs of the individual bei…Read more
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Popular Skills for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
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Long Term Care
Skills in Long Term Care are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Assisted Living, Home Care, Home Health/Home Care and Elder Care.
Pay by Experience Level for Personal Care Assistant (PCA)
An entry-level Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$17.46 based on 12 salaries. An early career Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.45 based on 58 salaries. A mid-career Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.01 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Personal Care Assistant (PCA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$17.13 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$15.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Personal Care Assistant (PCA) in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 15.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Surrey, British Columbia (9.9% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (5.2% less).
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