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With more than 30 years as a trusted provider of quality accommodations, services and care to seniors, Shannex is built on a foundation of Great People and exceptional service. As the number of seniors continues to increase, organizations are working to welcome more front-line team members to the long term care sector. If you’ve been thinking about a career change, we want you on our team.

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Shannex invites Nova Scotians with a minimum of five years’ work experience to consider a new career with an opportunity to work toward becoming a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA). Successful applicants will receive an Orientation Welcome Package with all that’s required to transition into this new role with ease, earning a starting wage of $17.56 per hour with three weeks paid vacation. Alongside peers, these new team members will spend the first two weeks in a classroom setting before transitioning to a clinical placement in one of Shannex’s long term care communities. Every participant will be mentored by experienced team members and clinical professionals.

The next group will start May 30, 2022 in Halifax (location TBD). Other dates and locations being considered for later in 2022.

This exciting opportunity is designed so participants have a built-in network of support. Small groups of participants will embark on a life-changing journey together, first starting in a classroom environment and then gaining experience in the same long term care community. After the successful completion of the education, participants will receive a full-time job offer to work in a Shannex long term care community.


At Shannex, we understand what makes us unique also makes us strong. We believe when people bring a variety of life and work experiences to our team, it adds value and a new perspective to our work. It’s why we want to invest in your career and make this opportunity accessible to anyone excited about a new career in the long term care sector. In addition to a streamlined application process, applicants require no prior training or education and can start a new career without financial strain. As a participant, you will earn immediately, learn continuously and always feel appreciated.

How can I eventually become a CCA? 

Every day, residents welcome us into their homes where we are needed to do meaningful and fulfilling work. Our team members place residents at the centre of all they do, supporting their independence, happiness, health and wellbeing. Successful applicants will be selected to complete a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job training. When you are ready, Shannex will continue to support you by partnering with an education provider to determine the best approach to become a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) through the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition process. CCA’s are exam-certified healthcare professionals through the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and valued members of the Shannex front line team.

Ready for a Change? 

Making a career change is an exciting decision and our team is here to help. If you have questions about the program or are interested in applying, please complete the form below. A member of our team will contact you to discuss next steps. While a resume is not needed to complete the form below, confirmation of work history, references and a mandatory criminal record check will be required to confirm program eligibility.

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At Shannex, you’ll find a supportive team and an environment where meaningful connections and conversations always await. Here are a few words from valued members of our team:

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When will I start?

Successful applicants will be welcomed as new team members in February or March 2022.

Where will I learn?

The first two weeks of learning will take place in a classroom setting at Shannex’s Centre for Excellence. For the first group of participants, on-the-job training will take place in one of Shannex’s long term care communities: Arborstone Enhanced Care, Parkstone Enhanced Care, Blomidon Court and Orchard Court.

What costs will I have to pay?

We’re committed to helping you make the transition as smooth as possible. All costs, materials and resources required to complete your training will be covered by Shannex.

What are the hours of work?

Following the first two weeks of in-classroom learning, which will take place during regular business hours, participants will join the ranks of our other full-time front-line team members on a rotating schedule which will include days, evenings and weekends.

What will happen at the end of the program?

In addition to receiving a full-time job offer with a Shannex long term care community, participants who successfully complete the program will have the opportunity for further training and education, working toward certification as a CCA and a career with unlimited growth and opportunities at Shannex.