Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada.

English: MLS in his work environment.
English: MLS in his work environment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The profession of medical laboratory technologist is a regulated one in the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan. The profession is not regulated in the provinces of British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Territories.
Appropriate provincial and territorial regulatory bodies set the rules and regulations for entry into the profession and issue licenses to those who meet the qualifications.By law, you are not allowed to work as a medical laboratory technologist in any province where it is regulated, if you haven’t been issued a license by the regulatory body there.
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science(CSMLS) is the national certifying body and professional association for medical laboratory technologists and medical laboratory assistants. The CSMLS conduct examinations for general medical laboratory technology, diagnostic cytology, clinical genetics and medical laboratory assistants. It works in partnership with provincial regulatory bodies, does advocacy work and certifies people in the profession. Its certification is accepted across Canada and required by the provinces and territories that do not have yet an individual regulatory body.
To improve your chances of success to practice your profession in your future country, there are many steps that you can take before immigrating to Canada:
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