Nova Scotia College of Medical Laboratory Technologists

Canadian Practicing MLT

Coming from a Regulated Province ( AB, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK)

NSCMLT promotes the mobility of MLTs within Canada.

If you currently hold a Medical Laboratory Technologist registration in another Regulated Canadian jurisdiction, and apply for registration practice as outlined in the Canadian Free Trade Agreement on Internal Trade (CFTA), you may be eligible to practice in Nova Scotia. Applicants are required to provide a letter of standing, proof of professional liability insurance, complete the initial application and pay the appropriate fees.  


Applicants are now required to successfully complete a jurispurdence exam. The exam will be assigned to applicants as per the REG.032 Jurisprudence Exam policy.

Canadian Free Trade Act

For more information, please refer to Registration Policy REG.008v1 Labour Mobility (found under registration related policies)

Coming from a Non-Regulated Province or Territory (BC, NT, NU, YT)

If you currently hold a position as a Medical Laboratory Technologist  in a province where the profession of medical laboratory technology is not regulated you are required to complete the full initial application and submit all educational documents, proof of professional liability insurance, a letter from your previous or current employer that you are in good standing, proof of MLT certification and all documents requested. 

Remember: You cannot work as a medical laboratory technologist in Nova Scotia until you have received notice from NSCMLT that your application has been approved.

Application Checklist

The following documents are required for registration. Document checklist

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The button below will take you to our membership software, where you will complete the registration process. Your progress will be saved, so you can return at any time to complete the application, should you be unable to complete it at once.

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Land Acknowledgement - NSCMLT would like to begin by respectfully acknowleding that the province of Nova Scotia is the ancestral homelands of many diverse populations and acknowledge that we are on the traditional lands, referred to as Mi'kma'ki the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People who are the founding people of Nova Scotia under the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship". We respect the Peace and Friendship treaties, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.  

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380 Bedford Highway, Suite 202
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 2L4


Have an inquiry? Please complete the Contact Us Form under Contact tab

Phone: 902-453-9605

Toll Free: 888-897-4095 (NS only)

Fax: 902-454-3535