Medical Laboratory Technologist
Working in Ontario
Medical Laboratory Technologist professionals perform complex laboratory investigations on the human body or on specimens taken from the human body. If you are an internationally trained Medical Laboratory Technologist and you want to practise in Ontario you must register with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario. You can contact the College to find out how to register. You can also view the career map in the ‘Tools and Information’ section of this page.
Tools and Information
The Ontario Government has partnered with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario to create a Career Map for internationally trained medical laboratory technologists. The Career Map explains in detail every step of the registration process including language requirements, labour market conditions, the credential assessment process, licensing fees and other important information.
You can also view the e-career map for internationally trained medical laboratory technologists. E-career maps are interactive guides that outline the process for registering in a profession or trade.
Entry to practice requirements: You can find information on how you can practise as a regulated medical laboratory technologist in Ontario on HealthForceOntario.
Bridge training programs: If you are qualified in your profession but new to Ontario, you may benefit from a bridging program. Bridging programs help qualified immigrants move more quickly into their professions without duplicating what they have already learned.
The Michener InstituteMichener Bridging Program for Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologists
The Michener Bridging Program for internationally educated medical laboratory technologists is an in class 16 week program. You will gain valuable simulated laboratory experience, intensive theory review, and thorough preparation to write the CSMLS certification exam. The simulated laboratory courses will assist you in obtaining Canadian work experience.
This course will also fulfill all refresher course requirements from your Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Bridging Program students will have access to a variety of student supports offered at the Michener Institute.
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Mohawk College of Applied Arts and TechnologyEnhanced Distance Education for Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologists
This program assists Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologists (IEMLTs) meet new competency requirements of the certification body. It includes language assessment, occupation-specific employment services, preparation to write the National Certification Examination and the opportunity to get Canadian work experience through clinical placements/observerships and mentoring.
St. Michael's HospitalBuilding Employer Capacity for Effective Integration and Retention of Internationally Educated Health Professionals
This project will develop and implement a customized transition/integration and mentorship program for 50 internationally educated health care professionals in nursing, medical radiation, information technology, supply chain management and vendor administration during their first twelve months of employment. The project will also build mentorship and coaching capacity for up to 100 mentors/coaches at the champion, manager and staff level over two years.
Contact: Kate Wilson
Manager Corporate Staffing Strategies
Phone: (416) 864-6060 ext 8140
Fax: (416) 864-7430
University of Toronto - Standardized Patient ProgramImproving Medical Literacy: An Assessment and Training Program
Participants in this project will have their listening, speaking, writing and reading skills assessed.
The project includes a 40-hour language training program with online and in-class work.
This project builds on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s Communication and Cultural Competence project.
College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario
36 Toronto Street, Suite 950
Toronto, ON M5C 2C5
Toll free 1-800-323-9672
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