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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 $16.45 $30.19 $43.00
MLA $13.85 $23.78 $39.26

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 91.2%
Temporary Employee 2.4%
Casual Employee 4%
Self-Employed <1.40%
Unknown 1.9%

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

Full-Time 69.2%
Part-Time 29.9%
Unknown 0.8%

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 76.5%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 7.3%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory 3.1%

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2011, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $21.47 $32.00 $36.82
MLA $17.95 $22.00 $34.00

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $16.45 $33.00 $42.00
MLA $13.91 $24.00 $38.00

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 91.7%
Temporary Employee 2.8%
Casual Employee 2.7%
Self-Employed 0.2%
Unknown 2.6%

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2011, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $19.23 $30.50 $39.00
MLA $15.99 $20.00 $35.00

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%
Temporary Employee 3.5%
Casual Employee 6.5%
Self-Employed 0%
Unknown 0%

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

Full-Time 74.4%
Part-Time 25.5%
Unknown 0.1%

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 60%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 11.8%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory 6.8%

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2011, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $22.12 $29.60 $37.53
MLA $21.27 $22.94 $28.00

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $20.00 $23.80 $32.24
MLA $14.36 $22.49 $30.60

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

Full-Time 63.9%
Part-Time 36.1%
Unknown 0%

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 89.8%
Free-standing Diagnostic Laboratory 4%
Other 3%

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2011, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $17.34 $30.24 $40.83
MLA $18.00 $30.00 $34.00

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 3

Permanent Employee 87.6%
Temporary Employee <2%
Casual Employee 8.4%
Self-Employed <2%
Unknown 1.7%

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

Full-Time 65.6%
Part-Time 32.7%
Unknown 1.7%

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 72.6%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 5.5%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory 4%

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2011, Canadian Institute for Health Information
3 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2009, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $20.58 $33.12 $43.00
MLA $19.32 $24.98 $39.26

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 91%
Temporary Employee 0%
Casual Employee <7%
Self-Employed <4%
Unknown 1.5%

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 48.9%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 24.6%
Public Health Laboratory 6.5%

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2011, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $19.00 $28.00 $33.33
MLA $19.00 $26.04 $30.59

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 89.1%
Temporary Employee 5%
Casual Employee 5.9%
Self-Employed 0%
Unknown 0%

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

Full-Time 79%
Part-Time 18%
Unknown 3%

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 91.1%
Physician's Office 2.3%
Post-Secondary Educational Institution 2%

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2011, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $25.00 $29.98 $36.00
MLA $18.50 $25.00 $36.38

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

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

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.8%
Temporary Employee 1.5%
Casual Employee 5.8%
Self-Employed 0.7%
Unknown 1.2%

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

Full-Time 81.4%
Part-Time 14.4%
Unknown 4.1%

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 87.8%
Blood Transfusion Centre 3.9%
Community Health Centre 2.8%

1 Source: 2010-2011 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2011, Canadian Institute for Health Information

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