Medical Laboratory Technician Salary Canada

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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 $50,000 – $70,000.

According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia at $36.51 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan at $24.00 per hour.

Employment prospects for medical laboratory technicians are fair in Canada. According to government forecasts, it is expected that the number of job seekers will remain sufficient to fill the job openings in the near future.

Average Hourly (Median) Wages for Medical Laboratory Technicians in Canada

LocationLow Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Calgary – Alberta*(1)24.9625.5426.262017
Edmonton – Alberta*(1)24.9625.5426.262017
Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia 18.0036.5139.662016
Winnipeg – Manitoba 25.7532.3338.492016
Fredericton – New Brunswick(1) 21.0336.5041.032016
Halifax – Nova Scotia 16.0036.5039.802016
Toronto – Ontario 15.00 36.0650.002016
Ottawa – Ontario 15.00 36.0044.872016
London – Ontario 15.00 36.0044.872016
Kitchener / Waterloo / Barrie – Ontario 15.00 36.0044.872016
Prince Edward Island17.0035.1640.002015
Montreal – Quebec 16.4824.7332.432014
Saskatoon / Biggar – Saskatchewan19.5024.0035.002014


Duties in this occupation include:
›› Taking blood or samples such as fingernail scrapings or throat swabs
›› Preparing slides of blood and other body fluids
›› Conducting routine laboratory tests and sample analyses
›› Cleaning and maintaining medical laboratory equipment
Comparison with employment group

The 2018 full-time average hourly wage rate for technical occupations in health, which includes medical laboratory technicians, 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.

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