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Applicant categories:


Practicing Member

You must:

1. Be eligible to work in Canada
         -be a Canadian citizen; or
         -be a permanent resident of Canada; or
         -have authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) to work in Canada
2. Meet the general requirements for membership-effective Dec. 1, 2019
         - language requirement
         - proof of good character
         - submit photo identification
3.  Provide evidence of Education
         - Graduated from a Canadian Accredited MLT Education program; or
         - Completed substantial equivalency via Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
4.  Provide evidence of certification from CSMLS
5.  Provide evidence of Currency of MLT Practice:
         -Submit required Continuing Professional Education
         -Submit required Practice Hours

If you meet all requirements listed, refer to Canadian Certified- Practicing   


Temporary Practicing member - working under supervision

You must:

1. Be eligible to work in Canada
         -be a Canadian citizen; or
         -be a permanent resident of Canada; or
         -have authorization under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada) to work in Canada
2. Meet the general requirements for membership-effective Dec. 1, 2019
         - language requirement
         - proof of good character
         - submit photo identification
3.  Submit evidence of Education
         - New graduate from a Canadian accredited MLT education program; or
         - Completed substantial equivalency via Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
4.  Received statement of eligibility to write the certification exam from CSMLS
         -review sections 5 (Examinations) and 14 (Temporary Practicing) of the SSMLT regulatory bylaws for terms and limits.
5.  Provide evidence of Currency of MLT Practice
         - New graduate from a Canadian accredited MLT program have 5 year to obtain; otherwise
         -Submit required Continuing Professional Education
         -Submit required Practice Hours
6.  Submit a signed Acknowledgement of Supervision Form 

If you meet all requirements listed, refer to Temporary Practice-working under supervision



Credential Document review letter

This is not a membership and receiving a positive CDR letter does not guarantee membership with SSMLT in the future. This process is for MLTs that are not currently in Canada or are in Canada but not currently eligible to work in Canada.
SSMLT will review credentials and currency of practice documents to determine if you meet the initial requirements to become a member. 
The letter may be used as part of your application for Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Should you arrive in Canada and become eligible to work in Canada you must apply to become a Practicing or Temporary Practicing-working under supervision member and meet all requirements outlined above.

You must:

1.  Submit a completed substantial equivalency via Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
2.  Received certification by successfully completing the certification exam from CSMLS; or 
     Received statement of eligibility to write the certification exam from CSMLS
         -review sections 5 and 14 of the SSMLT Regulatory Bylaws for terms and limits.   
3.  Provide evidence of Currency of MLT Practice:
         -Submit required Practice Hours
         -Submit required Continuing Professional Education

Document Checklist

How to Apply

Once you have reviewed the applicable document checklist and have all required documents you can complete the Credential Document Review Application Form below, remit the fee (non-refundable $150) and submit required documents.

Some documents are required to be sent from source directly to SSMLT office as outlined in the document checklist. Application processing will not begin until all documents are received and takes up to 3 weeks.

Requirements

  • Enter all required profile information.
  • Pay applicable credential document review fees.
  • Upload your supporting documents through your "Applicant Portal"

    The on-line application will allow you to create your own login-id and password.

    Username requires a minimum length of 5 characters.

    Password requires a minimum length of 6 characters, must contain an uppercase letter and a digit.

    These login credentials which you may reset, will allow you access to your 'Applicant Portal' where you can upload the required supporting documents.

    Please note that once you submit your on-line credential document review form, your credential documents review application will have a status of 'pending'. When all required credential documents are received, SSMLT staff will review your application and send you a CDR letter to advise you as follows:

    • You meet the initial requirements for SSMLT membership; or
    • You are required to submit further documents; or
    • You that you do not meet the initial requirements for SSMLT membership

      CDR Term:
      Credential document review file expires 12 months from the date of initial application.
      Should you meet the requirements for SSMLT license application, you must proceed to license application prior to file expiration.
      If you do not apply for a license prior to file expiration, you must submit a new Credential Document Review application, required updated documents and applicable fee.

      Apply for Credential Document Review



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