Medical Laboratory Technology

Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) are rewarded with competitive salaries and enjoy the freedom of choosing a pace of work that suits their career and lifestyle goals. In Manitoba there are many exciting career opportunities to work in across the province in both urban and rural health centres. In Manitoba, Medical Laboratory Technology is a regulated health profession and MLTs must meet eligibility criteria in order to work in this field. For Career Opportunities please visit Shared Health.

Regulatory Body and Registration

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba(CMLTM) is the regulatory body for the profession of Medical Laboratory Technology in Manitoba. Registration with the CMLTM is a requirement to practice in Manitoba.

Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologists (IEMLTs) who wish to practice in Manitoba must confirm their eligibility to write the National certification exam through the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). Visit the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Manitoba for more information on the process for IEMLTs.

The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) is the national certifying body and national professional society for MLTs in al Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec. Everyone who wants to work as an MLT in Manitoba – both internationally educated MLTs and graduates of Canadian programs – must pass the CSMLS National Certification Examination. To be eligible to write exams, you must have graduated from a Accreditation Canada Health Standards Organization EQual CanadaTM accredited MLT program.

The Manitoba Association of Medical Laboratory Science (MAMLS) is the provincial professional association of CSMLS.


Medical laboratory technology is a career choice for many healthcare students today. Manitoba is an ideal destination for MLTs from across Canada, North America, and the world. The educational institution that offers MLT courses:

Red River College
22-month program to obtain a diploma
Winnipeg MB
Phone: 204-632-2327
Toll Free: 1-800-903-7707

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