Labour Mobility Applicants

Regulation varies from province to province, but in Alberta, medical radiation technologists (MRTs) and electroneurophysiology technologists (ENPs) are governed by the Health Professions Act (HPA). As per this legislation, every person who practices radiological technology, nuclear medicine technology, magnetic resonance technology, electroneurophysiology technology or radiation therapy in Alberta must hold valid and current registration with the Alberta College of Medical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologists (the College).

If you are relocating to Alberta from another province or territory in Canada, there are two main methods by which you can apply for registration: labour mobility and non-labour mobility.

The labour mobility process is for those individuals who are registered to practice in radiological, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine or magnetic resonance technology in a Canadian province where that specialty is regulated. Follow this process if you are licensed in one of the specialties in the provinces listed in the table below, are moving to Alberta and want to practice as an MRT here.

Current province/territory of practice or training Specialties to which labour mobility provisions may apply
Saskatchewan Radiological
Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Therapy
Magnetic Resonance
Ontario Radiological
Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Therapy
Magnetic Resonance
Quebec Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Therapy
New Brunswick Radiological
Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Therapy
Magnetic Resonance
Nova Scotia Radiological
Nuclear Medicine
Radiation Therapy

If you are unable to find your specialty or province/territory in the table above or if you are not currently registered with the provincial regulatory authority in your home jurisdiction, please apply using the non-labour mobility process.

The following steps are required for registration as a labour mobility applicant:

  1. Complete a General Registration Application form and pay the application fee.
  2. Complete a criminal record check.
  3. Provide evidence of successful completion of an approved program of study in the specific specialty you are applying to.
  4. Provide evidence of successful completion of an approved entry-to-practice examination.
  5. Provide evidence of professional liability insurance (PLI) or protection against professional liability in accordance with the requirements set out by the College (the minimum limit of liability per occurrence required is $1,000,000).
  6. Complete the regulation education module. Log-in information will be provided once an application is received by the College.
  7. Provide an out-of-province letter of good standing from the regulatory authority where you are currently registered.
  8. Receive notification from the College on next steps.
  9. If applicable, submit an Additional and Enhanced Practice Authorization Application form signed by your supervisor.
  10. Pay the registration fee.
  11. Receive confirmation from the College that you are registered.
  12. Start practicing as an MRT in Alberta!

If you’re not sure you meet the requirements or if you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact the College by email at registration@acmdtt.com or by phone at 780.487.6130.