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College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) is the governing body for medical laboratory technologists in Ontario. The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the college to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a medical laboratory technologist in this province.

Registration Practices Assessment Report, 2013

This summary of the assessment includes recommendations for improvement.

Reports / Applications

2015

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2015

Applications to Practise Processed by the CMLTO in 2015
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received167271400235
Applicants who became members166261400233

2014

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2014

Applications to Practise Processed by the CMLTO in 2014
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received198310380267
Applicants who became members197310380266

2013

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2013

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Medical Laboratory Technologists)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CMLTO in 2013
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received203330380274
Applicants who became members203320380273

2012

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2012

Registration Practices Assessment Report — Summary (Medical Laboratory Technologists)

Applications to Practise Processed by the CMLTO in 2012
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received190152420249
Applicants who became members188132420245

2011

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2011

Applications to Practise Processed by the CMLTO in 2011
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received206162600284
Applicants who became members203162580279

2010

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2010

Applications to Practise Processed by the CMLTO in 2010
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received197202800299
Applicants who became members189162720279

2009

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2009

Registration Practices: As a result of both an internal review and an external audit of registration practices, the CMLTO's registration panels will meet by teleconference to reduce the time needed to make registration decisions and communicate them to applicants. The review and audit each confirmed that the CMLTO is meeting or exceeding established timelines and customer service standards.

For a description of all OFC-monitored developments for this profession for 2009, see the 2009-2010 Annual Report.

Applications to Practise Processed by the CMLTO in 2009
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received189141620266
Applicants who became members181131540249

2008

Fair Registration Practices (FRP) Report, 2008

Applications to Practise Processed by the CMLTO in 2008
Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 Jurisdiction Where Applicants Received Their Training Total
Ontario Other Canadian Provinces USA Other International Unknown
New applications received183250710279
Applicants who became members182240660272

2007


During the fall and winter of 2007-2008, the OFC undertook a study of the CMLTO to understand its 2007 registration practices and establish baseline data and information. PDF

Exemplary Practices

The OFC gathers regulatory bodies' exemplary licensing practices so that they may learn from one another. Practices for the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario are listed below.

  1. Providing a detailed 'process map' with timelines

    This practice gives applicants an overview of the application...


Quick Facts

Number of Medical Laboratory Technologists7,349
Number of Internationally Trained Medical Laboratory Technologists1,067

You may find information about exam requirements and Canadian work experience requirements elsewhere on this site.


Location of Training, 2015

Ontario5,595
Other Canadian Provinces465
USA44
Other International1,023
Unknown222
Total7,349
Proportion of Internationally Trained Members (includes USA)15%

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The OFC does not assess credentials, handle complaints or intervene in particular cases. Our mandate is one of systemic change. Please contact the CMLTO for further information about your ability to practise as a medical laboratory technologist in Ontario.

Action

A growing number of internationally educated applicants do not ultimately achieve Ontario licensing in their profession. In response, some professions offer alternative career pathways to a similar or related scope of practice.

In 2013, the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science – the national organization overseeing the certification of medical laboratory technologists – began its "alternative careers project."

July 2013