Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Medical Laboratory Technologists

Medical Laboratory Technologists collect and handle laboratory specimens, analyse specimens and interpret data to verify the accuracy and precision of test results. This information is used by healthcare practitioners for diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.

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- Understanding Medical Laboratory Science
Part 2- Rate Your Skills and Abilities
Part 3- Registration Process
Part 4- Working and Living in Canada
Part 5- A Typical Work Day
Part 6- Quiz Yourself and Case Studies
Part 7- Competency Assessment

Once you have completed this tool, you may find that your skills and knowledge are more aligned with an assistive level profession. If so, please refer to our Self Assessment Readiness Tool™ for Medical Laboratory Assistants.

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 and 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.