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  • Solid Skills
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We realize that choosing a College is a serious decision. When you begin classes at Island Career Academy, you're not just a number. You're part of a team invested in your future.

  • Practical Skill Application
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As a Graduate of Island Career Academy, our committment to you continues. We want to know that you're succeeding! We work with each Graduate to identify employment prospects, work placements, and better opportunities.

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  • Train for Available Jobs
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Employers know that Graduates of Island Career Academy know their stuff. That's why all graduates from the Continuing Care Assistant Class of March 2014 who sought employment, found it right here in Cape Breton.

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Important Update Regarding COVID-19

Nova Scotia has announced it is spending $65 million to ensure its continuing care assistants become the highest paid in Atlantic Canada.

Effective Thursday, (February 11th) wages for CCAs in the publicly-funded sector will increase by about 23 per cent. This raise will bring the top annual salary for CCAs to $48,419, or about $25 an hour. According to the province, this will mean nearly $9,000 more per year for most full-time workers.

Nova Scotia nursing students start placements in long-term care to tackle staff shortages

" The system needs investment, and the workers need support now. We want them to know they are heard, valued and respected," Houston said in the release.The province said groups with collective agreements that have already been settled will be adjusted upward to the new pay scale.

No Tuition For Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) Training: Island Career Academy.

We are pleased to announce that we will also be partnering with the Northside Guest Home, Harbourstone Enhanced Care, and MacGillivray Guest Home along with the Nova Scotia Department of Seniors and Long Term Care (SLTC) to deliver a new and innovative program designed to address the shortage of qualified Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) in Nova Scotia. This means FREE TUITION for CCA students for the next two years.