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Career Centre

Welcome to the Career Centre! We have gathered all the important information you need for a career in medical laboratory sciences in one convenient space. You will find current job postings, labour market data and career advice and tips specific to your career path.

 

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Career Advice Videos

Need a little career direction? CSMLS has gathered career tips (including resume writing and interview skills) all in one place for you with our new series “Career Advice”. With the help of employers across Canada, CSMLS has created five videos to help you prepare for your first (or next) career move in the medical laboratory profession.



The basics of Resume Writing
Cover Letters & References on your Resume
Preparing for an Interview
What to do the Day of the Interview
During the interview
 

The information below is intended to provide a snapshot of labour market data for Medical Laboratory Technologists and Assistants. Data can be viewed at a national or provincial level. To view provincial data, select a province from the drop down menu below. Please note, the data available varies province to province. For more information, please consult the data sources noted in the footnotes.

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Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $23.00 $34.83 $44.75
MLA $18.00 $25.00 $40.00

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 11.1%
22.5-37.4 18.7%
37.5+ 67.6%
Unknown 2.6%

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer 95.3%
Multiple Employers 4.5%
Unknown 0.1%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.3%
Temporary Employee 2.9%
Casual Employee 6.6%
Self-Employed 0.2%
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 72.2%
Part-Time 27.8%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 75.3%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 10.0%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory 2.2%

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $14.60 $35.00 $43.00
MLA $20.00 $23.00 $31.00

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $25.00 $39.00 $42.00
MLA $16.50 $24.10 $40.00

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 9.8%
22.5-37.4 16.2%
37.5+ 69.9%
Unknown 4.0%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.3%
Temporary Employee 3.7%
Casual Employee 5.7%
Self-Employed 0.3%
Unknown -

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $18.60 $33.00 $40.00
MLA $20.00 $24.78 $40.00

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 12.6%
22.5-37.4 18.7%
37.5+ 68.7%
Unknown 0%

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer 95.6%
Multiple Employers 4.4%
Unknown 0%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.6%
Temporary Employee
Casual Employee 4.8%
Self-Employed
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 79.8%
Part-Time 20.2%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 63.8%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 11.6%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory 3.0%

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $29.62 $35.70 $44.33
MLA $22.81 $25.02 $38.75

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $22.00 $31.00 $34.00
MLA $16.00 $26.50 $33.28

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 63.5%
Part-Time 36.5%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 92.2%
Free-standing Diagnostic Laboratory 3.8%
Other 2.5%

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $33.00 $35.50 $48.00
MLA $20.00 $24.00 $38.46

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 3

Permanent Employee 91.2%
Temporary Employee
Casual Employee 4.8%
Self-Employed
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 3

Full-Time 73.1%
Part-Time 26.9%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 73.1%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 4.1%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information
3 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $30.00 $43.00 $50.00
MLA $22.61 $28.00 $46.00

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 15.2%
22.5-37.4 27.3%
37.5+ 57.3%
Unknown 0.1%

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer 92.3%
Multiple Employers 7.4%
Unknown 0.3%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.8%
Temporary Employee 0.0%
Casual Employee
Self-Employed
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 51.5%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 24.0%
Public Health Laboratory 6.9%

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $25.00 $32.00 $38.60
MLA $16.25 $22.27 $33.00

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 8.0%
22.5-37.4 15.3%
37.5+ 76.7%
Unknown 0%

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer >95%
Multiple Employers <5%
Unknown 0%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 88.9%
Temporary Employee 3.2%
Casual Employee 7.9%
Self-Employed 0.0%
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 81.1%
Part-Time 18.9%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 94.1%
Other 4.0%
Post-Secondary Educational Institution 1.9%

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $26.00 $33.00 $39.00
MLA $22.00 $25.00 $35.50

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer >96%
Multiple Employers <4%
Unknown 0%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 89.7%
Temporary Employee 2.2%
Casual Employee
Self-Employed
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 87.6%
Part-Time 12.4%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 87.6%
Blood Transfusion Centre
Post-secondary educational institution 1.4%

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

No Data Available

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $27.95 $33.00 $40.00
MLA $19.00 $23.96 $38.00

1 Source: Wages of Medical Laboratory Technologist in Canada 2020 , Wages of Medical Laboratory Assistant in Canada 2020

 

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