Medical Lab Assistant



Who is the certification body responsible for Medical Laboratory Assistants in Alberta?

In Alberta, certification is not required to work as a Medical Lab Assistant, but may be an asset when seeking employment. Certification is offered by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).

What are the registration requirements for internationally educated Medical Laboratory Assistants?

Medical Lab Assistants are neither regulated nor licenced in Alberta.

Internationally educated Medical Lab Assistants (MLA) do not qualify for CSMLS PLA (Prior Learning Assessment) for MLA. In order to become certified as an MLA, internationally educated MLAs must complete the same process as a Canadian MLA.

What are the educational requirements for Medical Laboratory Assistants in Alberta?

In Alberta, the following post-secondary institutions offer programs directly related programs:

ABES (Alberta Business and Educational Services) in Calgary
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton
Red Deer College in Red Deer
SAIT Polytechnic (SAIT) in Calgary

Additional Occupational Information

For more information on occupations, duties and wages, visit the
Alberta Learning Information Service (ALIS) and Immigrating to Alberta websites.