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NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists

To apply under NOC-3211 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Medical laboratory technologists.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Medical laboratory technologists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Set up, operate and maintain laboratory equipment
  • Conduct and interpret chemical analyses of blood, urine, and cerebrospinal and other body fluids
  • Study blood cells and other tissues to determine their relation to various physiological and pathological conditions
  • Prepare tissue sections for microscopic examinations using techniques to demonstrate special cellular tissue elements or other characteristics
  • Perform and interpret blood group, type and compatibility tests for transfusion purposes
  • Establish procedures for the analysis of specimens and for medical laboratory experiments
  • Conduct quality control assessment of testing techniques
  • May supervise and train other medical laboratory technical staff, students and helpers
  • May assist pathologists during autopsies.

Medical laboratory technologists may specialize in areas such as clinical chemistry, clinical microbiology, hematology, histotechnology, immunohematology, cytotechnology and cytogenetics.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Medical laboratory technologists. 

NOC 3211 – Medical laboratory technologists: example titles.

  • advanced registered technologist – medical laboratory
  • anatomical pathology technologist
  • autopsy technologist – medical laboratory
  • biochemistry technologist – medical laboratory
  • blood bank technologist
  • charge technologist – medical laboratory
  • clinical immunology technologist
  • clinical laboratory technologist
  • combined laboratory and x-ray technologist
  • cytogenetics technologist – medical laboratory
  • cytology technologist
  • cytotechnologist – medical laboratory
  • electron microscopy technologist – medical laboratory
  • hematology technologist – medical laboratory
  • histology technologist
  • histology technologist – medical laboratory
  • histopathology technologist
  • histotechnologist – medical laboratory
  • immunohematology technologist
  • immunohematology technologist – medical laboratory
  • immunology technologist – medical laboratory
  • in-charge technologist – autopsy services
  • medical laboratory supervisor
  • medical laboratory technical supervisor
  • medical laboratory technologist
  • medical laboratory technologist, anatomical pathology
  • medical technologist
  • medical technologist – medical laboratory
  • medical technologists supervisor
  • microbiology technologist – medical laboratory
  • registered medical technologist
  • registered technologist – medical
  • serology technologist
  • supervisor, medical laboratory
  • technical supervisor, medical laboratory
  • technologist, anatomical pathology
  • technologist, autopsy – medical laboratory
  • technologist, clinical laboratory
  • technologist, medical laboratory
  • tissue technologist – medical laboratory


Employment Requirements

  • A two- or three-year college program in medical laboratory technology is required and A period of supervised practical training may be required.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
  • Certification by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science is usually required by employers.


  • Life science technologists in non-medical laboratories (in 2221 Biological technologists and technicians)
  • Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants (3212)
  • Science technologists in non-medical laboratories (in 2211 Chemical technologists and technicians)

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