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Bursaries & Other Recruitment Campaigns

Internationally educated medical laboratory technologists

Provincial Laboratory Medicine Services welcomes applications from internationally educated medical laboratory technologists!

In order to be considered for a medical laboratory technologist (MLT) role in British Columbia, Canada, you must be certified with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS). You can learn more about the process on the society's website.

Relocation assistance

BC Health Careers (formally Health Match BC) is a free professional recruitment service, funded by the provincial government, for internationally educated medical laboratory technologists and other health professionals.

Health Match provides licensing, immigration, and other information important for MLTs interested in practicing in British Columbia.

Register for Health Match BC today.

Once registered, BC Health Careers recruitment consultants can provide a free initial assessment of your credentials for registration with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science. BC Health Careers can provide advice and guidance on next steps to confirm your eligibility for licensure in British Columbia.

Internationally Educated Medical Laboratory Technologist (IEMLT) Bursary Program

On July 19, 2022, the Province of British Columbia announced $4.5M in bursary funding to support high-priority internationally educated allied health professionals (IEAHPs) who want to work in BC’s healthcare system.

This program will be administered by Health Match BC (rebranded as BC Health Careers) and will be designed to retain allied health professionals in the public sector. BC Health Careers acts in an advisory capacity to support IEAHPs throughout their journey to practice in British Columbia (BC), Canada.

A bursary of up to $12,884 (CAD) is available to assist internationally educated medical laboratory technologists (IEMLTs) with the costs associated with becoming certified to work in BC. BC Health Careers, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will support eligible IEMLTs who want to work in BC by offering financial support to help pay for costs associated with credential assessment, English language proficiency testing, and required course upgrading.

Bursary participants who are somewhere along the pathway to full certification (i.e. not yet certified with the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science) can submit receipts for eligible expenses paid on or after July 19, 2022.

Find more information and apply for the IEMLT Bursary.

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