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"Laboratory technicians are coming in to the rescue!"

Ontario (and Canada) needs more Medical Laboratory Assistants/Technicians. There is a shortage of people trained in this field and all of our graduates are being snapped up to fill the demand. From the Facebook page of the Medical Laboratory Professionals' Association of Ontario, Marie-France Jemus, the manager of The Regional Virology Lab at the Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario says: “We are currently (and for the past decade) working with a shortage of Medical Laboratory Technologists but, thankfully, our laboratory technicians are coming in to the rescue! COVID-19 testing is a very manual technique and our Virology lab is growing by 2-3 techs weekly. Pre-COVID Virology had 6 MLT and 1 LT3 (MLA). Currently we are growing to 9 MLT and 30 LT3’s to get to 3000 tests per day. We anticipate to expand to 27 MLT and 65 LT3 to reach our fall target of 6000 test per day by mid-November!”

 

This is also the case in the Greater Toronto Area.

 

You could graduate with a MLA/T diploma in 40 weeks. If you would like to find out more about our Medical Laboratory Assistant/Technician diploma program: http://algonquinacademy.com/programs/healthcare/medicallabassistant