Medical Laboratory Technology
Medical Laboratory Technologists work in four categories primarily within the public hospital system: general medical laboratory techonology, diagnostic cytology, clinical genetics, and medical laboratory assistant.
In order to work as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) in Atlantic Canada, one must pass the national certification exam administered by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). The exam can only be written if you meet the eligibility requirements, which are: successful completion of an accredited Canadian MLT training program, or for internationally educated medical laboratory technologists the establishment of their credentials through a Prior Learning Assessment.
The College Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB), Online Training, in partnership with the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists (NBSMLT) offers a bridging program for MLTs trained outside of Canada, who wish to practice their profession in Canada. This customized program provides the support and training required to address any gaps identified through prior learning assessment (PLA). The PLA process is administered by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). For more information about the bridging program visit the CCNB website.