Medical Laboratory Assistant

Roadmap to Success

Wondering if a career as a medical laboratory assistant is right for you? Think of CSMLS as your GPS and let us guide you along your journey. Below is the recommended route to get you to your destination, on time and prepared!

Travel with CSMLS - we’ll take you in the right direction.

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PACK YOUR BAGS (Profession) START YOUR ENGINE (Education) FUEL UP
(Certification)
GRAB THE ESSENTIALS (Exam) GRAB A PASSENGER (CSMLS & Your Career) YOU HAVE ARRIVED (Entering the Profession) UNPACK YOUR BAGS (Working as an MLA) NEXT JOURNEY

PACK YOUR BAGS

Medical laboratory assistants (MLAs) perform the practical components of sample analysis. MLAs sort, prepare and sometimes process samples that will be tested and analyzed by an MLT. MLAs often collect samples, such as blood, and are often the laboratory professionals that interact directly with patients.

START YOUR ENGINE

If you are interested in a career in the medical laboratory sciences, your career path starts in the classroom with an MLA training program.

FUEL UP

Why Get Certified with CSMLS?

Lowest priced MLA exam in Canada
A professional credential recognized nationally
An exam designed specifically by MLAs for MLAs
Displays your competence to practice within national standards to potential employers
Provides portability to all provinces and territories; because you never know where life is going to take you!

NEW! CSMLS now offers a practice test to help you prepare for the exam

GRAB THE ESSENTIALS

Am I eligible to take the CSMLS exam?

When do the exams take place?

How do I register?

To help you prepare and answer your most important questions about the certification exam, please visit our

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

ECG Course now available from CSMLS

GRAB A PASSENGER

At CSMLS we understand you and your profession.

We are here to support you and help you:

  •    Become Future-Ready
  •    Protect Yourself with PLI
  •    Get the Support You Need with Advocacy
  •    Over 125 hours of free learning

Full Benefits of Membership


YOU HAVE ARRIVED

Need a little career direction? We have gathered all the important information you need for a career in medical laboratory sciences in one convenient space, the Career Centre.

With the help of employers across Canada, we have also created the video series below to help you prepare for your first (or next) career in the medical laboratory profession.




The basics of Resume Writing
Cover Letters & References on your Resume
Preparing for an Interview
What to do the Day of the Interview
During the interview

UNPACK YOUR BAGS

Working as an MLA? Still wondering if the profession is right for you?

Join the online discussion to connect with MLAs across the country. Share your challenges, successes and plans for your professional future.

NEXT JOURNEY

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