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 $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

Location Low Wage
$ per hr
Average Wage
$ per hr
High Wage
$ per hr
Year
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

Methodology

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 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.

Visa

Currently, this occupation is an eligible occupation to apply for express entry immigration with the federal skilled worker permanent resident visa.

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