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Reminder: QAP requirements

16 March 2021


The updated Quality Assurance Program (QAP) launched on January 1, 2021. All members registered as Practising are required to submit an acceptable Stage 1 Professional Portfolio by March 31, 2021.

MLTs experiencing difficulties in completing the Stage 1 portfolio, should contact QA staff for assistance by telephone at 1-800-323-9672, ext. 2, or by email at qualityassurance@cmlto.com.

MOH COVID-19 vaccine information for regulated health professionals

16 March 2021

MLTs and other regulated health professionals are advised to review the following Ministry of Health (MOH) information regarding receiving a vaccination if you aren’t getting one from your employer.

COVID-19: Guidance for Prioritizing Health Care Workers for COVID-19 Vaccination (PDF)

Please consult the Public Health Unit where you live, to register for the vaccine if you have not already received one. The College has advised the MOH and PHUs to check the CMLTO Public Register to verify an MLT’s status as regulated health professionals at vaccination clinics.

Find contact information for your Public Health Unit by clicking on this MOH web page.

  • Visit Ontario’s COVID-19 information website to learn more about how the province continues to protect the people of Ontario from the virus.

Call for nominations for election CMLTO Council

16 March 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).

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.

CMLTO closed for Family Day

13 February 2021

The CMLTO will be closed on February 15, 2021, for the Family Day statutory holiday. Regular operations resume at 8:30 am on February 16th.

2020 to 2022/2023 CMLTO Strategic Framework released

15 January 2021

The CMLTO team is committed to working effectively with the Council, the public, each other, members, government, stakeholders, and other health professionals to serve the public interest through achievement of the CMLTO Critical Outcomes/Ends Policy Direction established by the CMLTO Council.

The CMLTO Council refreshes its Critical Outcomes/Ends Policy Direction approximately every three to four years. The Council ensures that its direction is aligned with the legislation in Ontario. This Council policy sets the mandate and focus for the Registrar & CEO and team. In order to achieve maximum results, each year CMLTO refreshes its specificoperational outcomes, milestones, related tactics and operational plans designed toachieve the Critical Outcomes/Ends Policy direction.

The Registrar & CEO and team have created this strategic framework to summarize CMLTO’s strategic approach and priorities for achieving results over the period 2020 to 2022/2023. Click here to read or download the Strategic Framework document (PDF).

2021 Council officers

06 January 2021

At its final 2020 meeting, the CMLTO Council elected the 2021 Council officers:
  • Tammy Earle, CMLTO Council President & Chair
  • Helen Meaney, CMLTO Council Vice President, Professional
  • Tammie Rix, CMLTO Council Vice President, Public.
Click here (PDF) to learn more about each officer.

MLT late fees and suspensions

06 January 2021

All MLTs in Ontario were notified of the CMLTO’s 2021 Annual Registration Renewal requirements by letter mail in October 2020, and the online renewal platform became available on November 1, 2020. The opportunity to renew the CMLTO membership without penalty ended on December 31, 2020. Members who failed to renew by the deadline were sent a Notice of Intention to Suspend from the Registrar & CEO on January 4, 2021. 

Members wishing to renew their membership can still do so until 11:59 pm EST, on Sunday, February 7, 2021, at www.cmlto-onlineservices.com, however, late fees have now been added to renewal fees. 
All MLTs who have not renewed their membership by 11:59 pm EST on Sunday, February 7, 2021, will have their certificate of registration suspended. If a member’s certificate of registration is suspended, the Registrar & CEO will notify the member and their employers by mail. Upon suspension, the certificate of registration expires, and the former member is no longer authorized to practise medical laboratory technology in Ontario. 

Further, a permanent notation of the suspension (and subsequent reinstatement, if applicable) will appear in the MLT’s record in the CMLTO Public Register. A list containing the names of all suspended medical laboratory technologists will be published in the FOCUS newsletter.

COVID-19 vaccine resources for healthcare workers

21 December 2020


19 To Zero is a dedicated coalition of academics, public health experts, behavioural economists, and creative professionals working to understand, engage with, and ultimately shift public perceptions around COVID-19 behaviours and vaccination. 

As a trusted source of information for Canadians, healthcare workers will be integral in ensuring vaccine uptake across the population. 19 To Zero is committed to supporting healthcare workers to:
  • Get educated about COVID-19 vaccines so you can feel confident in your decisions and recommendations related to vaccination
  • Get vaccinated yourself to keep others safe and demonstrate your commitment to ending the pandemic
  • Get skilled at having constructive conversations about vaccination with patients, so that every healthcare interaction becomes an opportunity for you to support broad vaccine uptake.
The Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) is one of the largest independent knowledge translation organizations for primary care in Canada. Learn about the CEP's COVID-19 Resource Centre.

Registration renewal reminder

21 December 2020


The CMLTO's Annual Registration Renewal for 2021 began, November 1, 2020. All medical laboratory technologists registered in Ontario must renew their CMLTO registration online by December 31, 2020. 

The Annual Registration Renewal notice, which includes renewal instructions, was sent by postal mail in the second week of October. Members can get started by logging into https://www.cmlto-onlineservices.com/, or by clicking the red button above.

If you have questions, please call 416-861-9605 and press 1 for Registration and Renewal, or email registration@cmlto.com.

CMLTO holiday operating hours

21 December 2020

Dec 24 – 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Dec 25 – Closed
Dec 28 – Closed
Dec 29 – 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dec 30 – 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dec 31 – 8:30 am-2:00 pm
Jan 1, 2021 – Closed