Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Internationally Trained MLT

The College must confirm that your education is substantially equivalent to that of a Canadian MLT graduate. To complete a substantial equivalency (prior learning assessment) please contact the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Sciences (CSMLS).

The MLT requirements are reflected in the national competency profile 

General MLT          Diagnostic Cytology          Clinical Genetics Technology

For a list of requirements for the prior learning assessment (PLA) please visit the CSMLS website  

Click here for the requirements to write the national exam 

Remember: You cannot work as a medical laboratory technologist in Nova Scotia until you have received notice from NSCMLT that your application has been approved.

Acknowledgement and Undertaking Form

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NSCMLT has created a Step-by-Step Guide to working in Nova Scotia as an Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologist. This guide provides all the information and resources you’ll need to practice in Nova Scotia

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Land Acknowledgement - NSCMLT would like to begin by respectfully acknowleding that the province of Nova Scotia is the ancestral homelands of many diverse populations and acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands, referred to as Mi'kma'ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People who are the founding people of Nova Scotia under the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship". We respect the Peace and Friendship treaties, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.  

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380 Bedford Highway, Suite 202
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L4


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Phone: 902-453-9605

Toll Free: 888-897-4095 (NS only)

Fax: 902-454-3535