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CMLTO closed on August 2, 2021

29 July 2021

The CMLTO will be closed on August 2, 2021, for the Civic Holiday. Regular business hours will resume on August 3rd.

Service disruption

19 July 2021

The CMLTO Public Register is currently unavailable. Please be advised that the issue is being investigated and accept the CMLTO's apologies for the inconvenience.

Share your thoughts: Equity and anti-racism survey

15 July 2021

You are invited to participate in the Equity and anti-racism survey, commissioned by the Health Profession Regulators of Ontario (HPRO).

This survey is designed to explore how equity and anti-racism may influence the work of Ontario’s health profession regulators, like the CMLTO. Equity refers to addressing disproportionality between and across different groups, while anti-racism refers to an active process of identifying and addressing racial prejudice and discrimination.

The survey is open until July 31, 2021, and it is estimated that it will take 8-10 minutes to complete.

Click here to complete the survey. If you have questions or would like further information about this survey, please contact the survey administrator Dr. Javeed Sukhera at me@javeed.ca.

About HPRO
HPRO is composed of the 26 regulatory Colleges that regulate 29 distinct health professions involving more than 400,000 healthcare professionals in Ontario. HPRO's mandate is to serve in the best interest of Ontarians. Learn about HPRO.

CMLTO closed on July 1, 2021

30 June 2021

The CMLTO will be closed on July 1, 2021, for the Canada Day statutory holiday. Regular business hours resume on July 2nd.

CMLTO releases 2021 HHR Report

08 June 2021

CMLTO is pleased to announce the release of its thirteenth annual Medical Laboratory Technologist Health Human Resource Exploration report. This analysis of the 2021 CMLTO membership data examines MLT practice, employment facility and status, and the provision of MLT education.

To access a copy of the 2021 HHR report, click here

Pour accéder au 2021 rapport en français, cliquez ici


You can read or download a copy of the 2020 report (PDF) by clicking here.

CMLTO closed for Victoria Day

20 May 2021


The CMLTO will be closed on Monday, May 24, 2021, for the Victoria Day statutory holiday in Ontario. Regular hours resume at 8:30 am on May 25th.

CMOH revokes Health Directive #2

19 May 2021

The Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) issued a memo (PDF) stating that Directive #2 for Health Care Providers is being rescinded effective today (May 19, 2021). Non-urgent and non-emergent surgeries and procedures may be gradually resumed by healthcare providers and healthcare entities who were subject to that Directive.

Deadline approaching: Call for nominations

19 May 2021


The CMLTO exists for the protection of the public’s right to safe, high-quality health care through self-regulation and leadership of the medical laboratory technology profession. The Council establishes CMLTO’s strategic direction and the outcomes that will lead self-regulation forward in the interest of public safety. 

The CMLTO invites members to be part of this process. Bring your knowledge, skill, and ability to Council and help shape the future. Click on the above image to read or download the poster (PDF). Deadline for submission is Friday, May 28, 2021, 4:30 pm.

To achieve an effective mix of skills and abilities, the Council has established selection criteria for Council Member nominations and appointments.These criteria are designed to increase understanding of the qualifications and expectations of Council Members and serve as a guide for candidates and for those who are nominating, and being nominated, for Council positions. Please click here for more information.

OFC Fair Registration Practices report 2020

27 April 2021

The Office of the Fairness Commissioner (OFC) oversees the registration practices of the CMLTO to ensure that they are transparent, objective, impartial and fair for anyone who wants to practise as a medical laboratory technologist in Ontario.

Read or download the CMLTO’s Fair Registration Practices Report for 2020 (PDF).

MLTs may be redeployed to provide hospital-based care outside of scope

23 April 2021

Message from Registrar & CEO Kathy Wilkie to MLTs

On April 22, 2021, the Ontario Ministry of Health (MOH) issued a memo to Health Profession Regulators of Ontario (HPRO), Ontario hospitals, and unions about new directives now in effect.

Chief Medical Officer of Health's (CMOH) Directive #2 (PDF)
CMOH Directive #2: Questions & Answers in English (PDF), in French (PDF).
CMOH Directive #3 (PDF)

Ontario Regulation 305/21 Regulated Health Professionals, made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990, is available to read here.

A new order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990 (EMCPA) authorizes healthcare professionals including MLTs to provide patient care services outside their regular scope of practice and enables hospitals to employ, contract, appoint, or otherwise engage regulated health professionals from out-of-province.

For more information, read or download the PDF of the full message.