Member Login | Contact Us |

Internationally Educated MLT

Internationally educated MLTs that are Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) certified and working in another Canadian jurisdiction, refer to Canadian Certified MLT application.

Immigration to Canada and registration with the SSMLT are two separate processes. It is essential that you work on both the immigration and the registration processes.

What is the SSMLT?

SSMLT is a regulatory body that was established in 1996 by a law titled, the Medical Laboratory Technologists Act, 1995.

  • To work as a medical laboratory technologist (MLT) in Saskatchewan, you must be registered as a Practicing or Temporary Practicing-working under supervision member with SSMLT
  • Once registered, MLTs must practice their profession in accordance with SSMLT bylaws and Standards of Practice

These processes protect the public's right to safe, effective, and ethical service from MLTs.


To become registered/licensed with SSMLT you must be eligible to work in Canada (Canadian resident, permanent resident, work visa etc)
If you are eligible to work in Canada, review options 1 and 2 below to determine your eligibility.
If you are not currently eligible to work in Canada, you may be seeking immigration.  Review option 3 for requirements.


1. How to I become a Practicing member of SSMLT?

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
         - language requirement

        COVID-19 Notice:TOEFL iBT - Available by home edition

Review Equipment and Environment , review checklist before registering:https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/

         - proof of good character
         - submit photo identification
3.  Completed substantial equivalency via Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
4.  Received certification by successfully completing the certification exam from CSMLS
5.  Provide evidence of Currency of MLT Practice:
         -Submit required (minimum of 30 hours within the previous 5 years) Continuing Professional Education
         -Submit required (minimum of 1200 MLT practice hours within the previous 5 years) Practice Hours 
         -Insufficient Continuing Professional Education or Practice Hours; refer to SSMLT Re-Entry to Practice Policy
      
If you meet all requirements listed, refer to Canadian Certified Application process      



2. How to I become a Temporary Practicing-working under supervision member of SSMLT?

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
         - language requirement

         COVID-19 Notice:TOEFL iBT-Available by home edition

Review Equipment and Environment, review checklist before registering https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/

         - proof of good character
         - submit photo identification
3.  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:
         -Submit required (minimum of 30 hours within the previous 5 years) Continuing Professional Education
         -Submit required (minimum of 1200 MLT practice hours within the previous 5 years) Practice Hours
         -Insufficient Continuing Professional Education or Practice Hours; refer to SSMLT Re-Entry to Practice Policy
  
6.  Submit a signed Acknowledgement of Supervision Form


If you meet all requirements listed, refer to Temporary Practicing Application process


3. How to apply for a Credential Document Review (CDR) Letter from SSMLT?

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:


Do not send Documents by mail


1.  You must first have completed a Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) conducted by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) and be deemed eligible to write the CSMLS certification exam.  Following that you must request CSMLS send to SSMLT a completed PLA report that indicates you are eligible to write the CSMLS certification exam.  If you have not already completed this step, review Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) information on the CSMLS website.  Any questions related to PLA process should be directed to CSMLS.
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

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.

    Eligibility for membership/license following arrival in Canada you must:

    Meet the general requirements for membership-effective Dec. 1, 2019
             - language requirement
             - proof of good character
             - submit photo identification

    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 uploaded or received from source 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.

      Effective Immediately
      Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, CDR applications have been temporarily suspended.
      CDR applications will re-open once the Pandemic has resolved.

      powered by in1touch