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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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