Medical_Laboratory_Technologist_Canada

Updated for 2017

Find out the requirements to practice as a medical Laboratory technologist In Canada.

Medical laboratory technologists are an important part of Canada’s health-care system, with about 20,500 of them working in hospitals, public and private laboratories, university research facilities, pharmaceutical laboratories, veterinary research clinics, community health clinics and biotechnology companies across the country.Job prospects in this occupation are positive with the number of medical laboratory technologists and pathologists’ assistants expected to increase sharply in the coming years; many of new job openings is expected to be filled by immigrants.Most Canadian cities offer employment opportunities in the sector, with both big cities and smaller communities having a need for medical laboratory technologists. Our Medical Laboratory Technologists Career Pathway Ebook will provide information on the following subjects:
  • Pre-Arrival First Steps
    Including links to the Working in Canada tool from the Federal Government.
  • Skills Development
    Including tips on skills upgrading and bridging programs available at universities, colleges and settlement agencies across the country.
  • Understanding Canadian Workplaces
    Featuring tips about volunteering, internships, mentoring, and job shadowing programs that could can help you in your job search and job performance.
  • Job Finding Techniques
    Resources including links to Immigrant Settlement Agencies and tips on resume writing, interview techniques, information interviews and networking.
  • Associations
    Links to National, Provincial and Territorial regulatory bodies and professional immigrant networks.
  • Employment
    An overview of best locations, major employers sector reports and alternative career pathways. 

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Note – “Career Pathways” is only a guide and you will have to do more research to make a career plan that will work for you. The information listed in Career Pathways is for guidance purposes only and is up to date to the best of our knowledge. It is recommended that you contact the relevant body before taking any step.