Ontario License Requirements

Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Psychiatric Nurses

To become licensed as an RN in Ontario, please see CNO (College of Nurses of Ontario).

Licensed Practical Nurses

Please note that Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are called Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) in Ontario. To become licensed as an RPN, please see WeRPN (Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario)

Allied Professionals

Abbreviations: MLT (Medical Laboratory Technologist), MLA (Medical Laboratory Assistant AKA Technician), UST (Sonographer / Ultrasound Radiographer), CLXT (Combined Lab & X-Ray Technologist)

Medical Radiation Technologist

Medical Laboratory Technologist

Please note: Membership in CSMLS is voluntary. The only exception applies to medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) who work in New Brunswick. The regulatory body, the New Brunswick Society of Medical Laboratory Technologists, requires CSMLS membership as a condition of licensure. Some employers require CSMLS membership as a condition of employment.