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Average Medical Laboratory Technician Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Medical Laboratory Technicians.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3212.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: medical laboratory technician, phlebotomist and medical laboratory assistant.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $45,000 – $65,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $27.00 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario at $20.33 per hour.
Employment prospects for medical laboratory technicians are good in Canada. The government forecasts that there will be a shortage of workers in this profession for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Medical Laboratory Technicians in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||24.62||27.00||40.00||2019|
|Edmonton – Alberta*(1)||24.62||27.00||40.00||2019|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland – British Columbia||20.95||23.00||31.00||2018|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||18.00||24.63||38.50||2018|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick(1)||16.25||22.27||33.00||2018|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||22.00||25.64||35.00||2018|
|Toronto – Ontario||14.00||23.00||40.05||2018|
|Ottawa – Ontario||17.75||25.27||42.00||2018|
|London – Ontario||16.50||24.10||40.00||2018|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||18.00||20.33||40.00||2018|
|Prince Edward Island||19.00||23.96||38.00||2018|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.50||26.50||36.92||2018|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||20.00||24.00||38.46||2018|
The 2020 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes medical laboratory technicians, is $29.87. The 2020 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1,094 giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $57,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.