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 graduated from an approved educational program, you can apply for general registration or temporary registration, depending on whether you’ve successfully challenged the entry-to-practice examination. If you are relocating to Alberta from another province in Canada, there are two main methods by which you can apply for registration: labour mobility and non-labour mobility.
Labour mobility applicants
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.
Non-labour mobility applicants
The non-labour mobility process is for applicants who have completed an educational program in medical radiation or electroneurophysiology technology in Canada and are currently practicing in a Canadian province or territory that is not regulated or are not registered with the regulatory authority in their province.
If you’re not sure which process applies to your situation or if you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact the College by email at email@example.com or by phone at 780.487.6130 or 1.800.282.2165.