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The information below is intended to provide a snapshot of labour market data for Medical Laboratory Technologists and Assistants. Data can be viewed at a national or provincial level. To view provincial data, select a province from the drop down menu below. Please note, the data available varies province to province. For more information, please consult the data sources noted in the footnotes.

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Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $22.00 $32.05 $41.92
MLA $16.00 $25.00 $38.15

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 11.1%
22.5-37.4 18.7%
37.5+ 67.6%
Unknown 2.6%

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer 95.3%
Multiple Employers 4.5%
Unknown 0.1%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.3%
Temporary Employee 2.9%
Casual Employee 6.6%
Self-Employed 0.2%
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 72.2%
Part-Time 27.8%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 75.3%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 10.0%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory 2.2%

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $16.83 $32.05 $39.50
MLA $21.00 $24.57 $35.00

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $24.00 $35.00 $42.00
MLA $15.00 $22.40 $39.00

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 9.8%
22.5-37.4 16.2%
37.5+ 69.9%
Unknown 4.0%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.3%
Temporary Employee 3.7%
Casual Employee 5.7%
Self-Employed 0.3%
Unknown -

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $19.62 $33.50 $38.00
MLA $15.00 $22.00 $35.50

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 12.6%
22.5-37.4 18.7%
37.5+ 68.7%
Unknown 0%

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer 95.6%
Multiple Employers 4.4%
Unknown 0%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.6%
Temporary Employee
Casual Employee 4.8%
Self-Employed
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 79.8%
Part-Time 20.2%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 63.8%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 11.6%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory 3.0%

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $29.62 $35.27 $40.00
MLA $20.87 $23.00 $33.00

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $21.00 $27.00 $35.00
MLA $15.60 $29.00 $35.00

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 63.5%
Part-Time 36.5%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 92.2%
Free-standing Diagnostic Laboratory 3.8%
Other 2.5%

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $28.80 $34.06 $40.00
MLA $19.95 $30.00 $41.60

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 3

Permanent Employee 91.2%
Temporary Employee
Casual Employee 4.8%
Self-Employed
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 3

Full-Time 73.1%
Part-Time 26.9%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 73.1%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 4.1%
Free-Standing Diagnostic Laboratory

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information
3 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $25.49 $40.00 $47.94
MLA $20.67 $27.00 $43.65

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 15.2%
22.5-37.4 27.3%
37.5+ 57.3%
Unknown 0.1%

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer 92.3%
Multiple Employers 7.4%
Unknown 0.3%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 90.8%
Temporary Employee 0.0%
Casual Employee
Self-Employed
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 51.5%
Centralized Diagnostic Laboratory Facility 24.0%
Public Health Laboratory 6.9%

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $19.23 $29.26 $33.00
MLA $19.23 $21.80 $32.00

Weekly Hours of Work (MLT) 2

<22.5 8.0%
22.5-37.4 15.3%
37.5+ 76.7%
Unknown 0%

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer >95%
Multiple Employers <5%
Unknown 0%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 88.9%
Temporary Employee 3.2%
Casual Employee 7.9%
Self-Employed 0.0%
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 81.1%
Part-Time 18.9%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 94.1%
Other 4.0%
Post-Secondary Educational Institution 1.9%

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $22.00 $32.00 $35.00
MLA $20.50 $23.79 $33.00

Multiple Employment Status (MLT) 2

Single Employer >96%
Multiple Employers <4%
Unknown 0%

Primary Employment Category (MLT) 2

Permanent Employee 89.7%
Temporary Employee 2.2%
Casual Employee
Self-Employed
Unknown -

Full-Time/Part-Time Status at Primary Employer (MLT) 2

Full-Time 87.6%
Part-Time 12.4%
Unknown -

Top Places of Employment (MLT) 2

General Hospital 87.6%
Blood Transfusion Centre
Post-secondary educational institution 1.4%

1 Source: 2015-2016 Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada
2 Source: Medical Laboratory Technologists in Canada, 2015, Canadian Institute for Health Information

No Data Available

Hourly Wages 1

Low Median High
MLT $23.00 $32.50 $38.75
MLA N/A N/A N/A

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