Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Medical Laboratory Assistants

Medical Laboratory Assistants are professionals who collect patient specimens, perform pre-analytical procedures to collected specimens and perform data entry and other clerical duties.

This tool is designed to help you understand the requirements for employment in Canada. It describes what you are required to know and to do. It outlines the competencies, knowledge and skills that you must have to work in Canada. 

This tool contains 7 parts:

Part 1 - Understand the Role of the Medical Laboratory Assistant
Part 2 - Rate Your Skills & Abilities
Part 3 - How do I register as an MLA in Canada?
Part 4 - Working & Living in Canada
Part 5 - A Typical Day for a Medical Laboratory Assistant
Part 6 - Quiz Yourself
Part 7 - Competency Assessment

This tool is meant to be a guide for your personal use. Your answers to questions will not be recorded or evaluated by anyone other than you. This tool does not provide any assurance of your ability to obtain employment in Canada. It will not be used by any regulatory bodies in Canada to determine your eligibility for registration.  There is no link between completion of this tool and formal licensure or certification.

This tool is supported by Atlantic Connection with funding from Health Canada in partnership with Nova Scotia Community College, Price-MacDonald & Associates Consulting Inc., and Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science © 2013 Canada. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form by any means without express written permission from Price-MacDonald & Associates Consulting Inc.