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Average Medical Laboratory Technologists’ and Pathologists’ Assistants Salary in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists Assistants.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3211.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation and examples of some job titles are: medical technologist, pathologist’s assistant, immunohematology technologist and cytotechnologist.
A typical full-time annual salary is in the region of $55,000 – $75,000.
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $39.36 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $27.00 per hour.
Employment prospects for medical laboratory technologists and pathologists’ assistants are good in Canada. The government forecasts that the arrival of new medical technologies and techniques, as well as the introduction of more advanced equipment, will require more technologists for the near future.
Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists Assistants Salary in Canada
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|Calgary – Alberta*(1)||38.62||39.36||42.06||2017|
|Edmonton – Alberta*||38.73||39.36||42.06||2017|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||16.83||32.05||39.50||2016|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||19.62||33.50||38.00||2016|
|Fredericton / Oromocto – New Brunswick||19.23||29.26||33.00||2015|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia(1)||22.00||32.00||35.00||2016|
|Toronto – Ontario||24.00||35.00||42.00||2016|
|Ottawa – Ontario||24.00||35.00||42.00||2016|
|Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario||24.00||35.00||42.00||2016|
|London – Ontario||24.00||35.00||42.00||2016|
|Prince Edward Island||23.00||32.50||38.75||2016|
|Montreal – Quebec||21.00||27.00||35.00||2016|
|Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan||28.8||34.06||40.00||2015|
The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes medical laboratory technologists and pathologists’ assistants, is $28.23. The 2018 corresponding median weekly wage rate is $1005, giving an approximate full-time annual salary for this employment sector of $52,000.
Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.
Registration with a regulatory body is required in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Certification by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science is normally required by employers.