Internationally Trained MLTs
*PLEASE NOTE THE IMMIGRATION SELECTION PROCESS IS A SEPARATE PROCESS NOT RELATED TO THE NBSMLT. meeting the Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) requirement for immigration purposes does not guarantee licensing, and that some applicants need to meet additional requirements to practice in a regulated occupation in Canada.
The NBSMLT requires that all internationally educated medical laboratory technologists (IEMLTs) complete the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Society (CSMLS) Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) to determine if the education and experience is equivalent to Canadian standards.
There are two stages in the PLA process:
Stage 1: Pre-assessment
Starts when the IEMLT applies for the PLA and ends when all required documents have been receivedStage 2: Post-assessment
The post assessment starts when the CSMLS sends the IEMLT their technical report
When the CSMLS has received all the required documents, the PLA file is forwarded to the assessment team for review. The assessment team reviews the documentation to compare the IEMLTs education and experience to Canadian competencies identified in the national competency profile. Once the review is completed, a technical report is sent, which may take up to 6 weeks.
For more information on the CSMLS PLA process go to http://www.csmls.org/Certification/Certification-Process/IEMLT.aspx
Most IEMLTs must complete some Canadian courses or training to obtain equivalency. It is strongly recommended that IEMLTs complete a bridging program to be successful on the national certification exam and integrate in the health care system.
For more information contact the NBSMLT
Population Growth NB
NB Multicultural Council
Consortium national de la formation en santé (French only)
Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science
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