Grandfathering Membership

Due to the mass shortage of Personal Support Workers in the Province of Ontario, HealthForceOntario and the Ontario PSW Association is answering the call for help.

OPSWA is grandfathering International Nurses and other Province Personal Support Workers & Nurses to fill the need in Ontario's Homecare and Long term Care Systems.

OPSWA is very specific as to who can apply and be granted grandfathering.


This is a case by case basis.

All those grandfathered would be covered under a one million dollar professional liability and will be recognized as a Personal Support Worker under the OPSWA - the Professional Association. 

To apply for membership; please email your diploma/degree/certificate and any other proof of education to - Once OPSWA has received it, our membership team will review and will contact you once the application has been fully reviewed

** Process can take up to 2 week to be completed**

If your application is accepted, you will be contacted with next steps.

To pay your annual due for the Grandfathering membership: Please click the PAYPAL button Below

** This is to be done upon acceptance of credentials**

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