Communication and Professional Practice for Medical Laboratory Technologists (CPP for MLTs)

The CPP for MLTs course is a new course offered at RRC’s Language Training Centre for internationally educated medical laboratory technologists (IEMLTs).

The focus in on the critical, non-technical skills and strategies for communication and professional practice needed for working as an MLT in the Canadian health care context.  The emphasis is on speaking and listening.



  • 10 weeks (100 hours)
  • blended format (face-to-face and online):
  • face-to-face (F2F) workshops are Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • online components include pre-workshop preparation and post-workshop assignments


Important Eligibility Information:

  • Must be an internationally educated medical laboratory technologist (IEMLT) or currently enrolled in RRC’s Medical Laboratory Sciences program;
    • Consideration may be given to the following:
      • MLTs registered with CMLTM who would benefit from intercultural communication training for study or work
      • IE Medical Laboratory Assistants who meet the remaining eligibility requirements
  • Preference will be given to IEMLTs who have completed the CSMLS Prior Learning Assessment process ( and who are planning to apply to DSM Bridging program in 2019.
  • Must be a permanent resident (consideration will be given to Canadian Citizens);
  • Must have a referral from WELARC (, and the minimum language proficiency levels in both Speaking and Listening in one of the following:
    • IELTS 7 OR
    • CLB level 8 OR
    • CanTEST 4 (or Institutional CanTEST at RRC[1])

[1] RRC – LTC’s Assessment Centre:


IMPORTANT NOTE: Successful completion of the CPP for MLTs Course is a new prerequisite for application to the Manitoba IEMLT Bridging Program (


For more details about the CPP for MLTs Course, download the following:


Application package:


Program dates

  • Winter 2019: February 19, 2019 – May 16, 2019 (12 weeks)

Application deadline: January 11, 2019 (or sooner)


Completed application package (paper copies) must be delivered to:

The Language Training Centre

3rd Floor – 123 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A3

Attention: Stuart Schwartz, Program Manager



Here’s a video that was produced by one of the internationally-educated Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) who was in Cathy Lewis’s CPP for MLTs Course in 2017 and also in the Manitoba IEMLT Bridging program 2016-2017. Enjoy!





  • WELARC (Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre)