Medical Laboratory Technologists
The certifying body for Medical Laboratory Technologists is the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). Please contact them directly for further information regarding the certification of MLTs.
The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) regulates the Medical Laboratory Technology profession in the public interest. Please contact them directly for further information regarding regulation requirements for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs).
Ontario Medical Laboratory Technologist (Science) Programs
For a list of Ontario schools providing training to become a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT), see below.
Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologist
IEMLT Bridging Program: Anderson College
The Medical Laboratory Professionals’ Association (MLPAO) has been awarded funding to train 50 Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs), who will attend Anderson College’s Medical Laboratory Technology Bridging Program. The IEMLT Bridging program will better integrate foreign-trained professionals and help to address the shortage of MLTs in Ontario.
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS)
If you are a newcomer to Ontario and have been trained and working as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in another country you should follow the Prior Learning Process (PLA) with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). Please contact them directly for further information regarding the process for Internationally Trained Medical Laboratory Technologist.
Health Force Ontario (HFO)
HealthForceOntario’s (HFO) Access Centre for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) provides programs and services to IEHPs to help them integrate into the Ontario health care system with the primary goal of helping them become trained, licensed, and employed in their profession or an alternative career. Please contact them directly for further information on how the Access Centre can help you.
The Michener Institute of Education at UHN- Medical Laboratory Science Bridging Program
This program has been specifically designed to help prepare internationally educated medical laboratory technologists for the CSMLS national licensing examination in Canada. In this intensive and comprehensive, sixteen (16) week course, participants will gain valuable simulated laboratory experience, intensive theory review, and thorough preparation to write the CSMLS certification exam. The weekly simulated laboratory courses will assist you in obtaining Canadian hands-on experience. It runs for 16 consecutive weeks (part-time), including a 5 day optional Observership at UHN hospitals.
The program is offered twice a year - January-April and September-December.