Labour Mobility

The Labour Mobility Act helps support the seamless movement of out-of-province certified professional workers to Alberta to meet the province’s labour needs and spur Alberta’s economic recovery and future growth. This act allows highly skilled Canadian certified professional workers to easily and quickly get work in our province by removing barriers and creating a consistent approach to recognizing out-of-province credentials.

A labour mobility applicant is an individual who applies to the regulatory body of a regulated profession to be registered in the regulated profession who is currently registered in good standing with a body that regulates the same profession in a province or territory in Canada other than Alberta.

Labour mobility applicants are required to submit:

  • A completed application form.
  • Verification of CSMLS certification (a copy of certificate or examination results).
    • MLT graduates from Quebec are exempt
  • A copy of the degree/diploma from a completed, approved MLT program.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency, if the MLT education was not instructed in English.
  • Evidence of good character and reputation in the form of a letter of standing from the regulatory college the applicant is currently registered with.
  • Criminal Record Check within 90 days of application (from local police service or online from
  • Remittance of the required registration dues and applicable fees as per the CMLTA Fee Schedule

Applicants are also required to complete the CMLTA Jurisprudence Examination.

A registration decision must be made within 20 business days. As per the Health Professions Act, applicants whose application was denied and do not agree with this registration decision, have 30 days to request a review by Council of this registration decision. Please contact the CMLTA for more information. Once an application for an MLT practice permit is approved, the applicant is notified via email. The expiry of the permit aligns with the end of the CMLTA’s registration year which is December 31.

Click here to submit an application form if you are currently registered in another province.

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The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Alberta (CMLTA) is the regulatory body for Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) employed in Alberta.

Treaty 6

We wish to acknowledge that the land on which the CMLTA office is located is Treaty 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground for many Indigenous people. This is home to the Cree, Blackfoot, and Metis, as it is for the Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina, Chipewyan, and other Indigenous people. Their spiritual and practical relationships to the land create a rich heritage for our life as a community.

Contact Information

301-9426 51 Avenue NW,
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 5A6

Phone: 780-435-5452
Toll Free: 1-800-265-9351
Fax: 780-437-1442

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