If you want to work in the province of Quebec, you must contact the Professional Order of Quebec medical technologists for requirements for certification.
In another provinces, there are three steps to become a medical laboratory technologist:
∙ Be declared eligible to take the national certification examination Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science. To qualify, you must:
* successfully complete an educational program, approved by the Canadian Medical Association or
* successfully complete the process of PLA Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science.
∙ Pass the national certification examination Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
* You must apply for the exam and pay the appropriate fees.
* The exam is offered three times a year across Canada.
* It is not necessary that you live in Canada to pass the exam, but you must come to Canada to pass.
∙ If you want to work in a province where the profession is regulated after the exam, you should contact the regulatory body for the province in question to determine its requirements for membership.
Before you arrive in Canada
During your waiting period before your arrival in Canada, there are many important things you can do to improve your chances of success.
The Referral Office to foreign credentials is an organization of the Government of Canada that provides useful resources such as the guide you want to work in Canada and the Working in Canada Tool . Use these resources to find information important to develop and plan your job search.
You will demonstrate your knowledge of English or French or a test. You will find information at the following address: www.language.ca . If you need to improve your language skills, start before coming to Canada.
Start your Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science. The PLA considers your academic learning from experience (practice), your professional and your work history to determine your equivalency compared to the national standard. You can finish your assessment before coming to Canada, but you have to come to Canada to pass the certification exam Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science.
Your education materials, labor, and official identification are important. It is much easier for you to collect and organize your documents while you are in your country. Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science recommends that your college / university send the documents in English or French, if possible.
Find a Job in Canada
You should take the time to research the requirements for employment and develop a plan to find work. You should seek help.
Many hospitals and health centers display a list of employment opportunities on their website. Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science has a bulletin board of job opportunities for its members.
Membership in professional associations is useful to learn about the profession in Canada.