Amended - Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, Core Laboratory - Indeterminate and Term Vacancies

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 22707
Salary: $87,419 - $104,423
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

As the Medical Laboratory Technologist 1, Core Laboratory, you will be analyzing samples and conduct individual patient tests using both complex laboratory instrumentation and manual techniques along with performing routine laboratory analysis in chemistry, hematology, transfusion medicine and specimen collection and handling activities. This position requires you to recognize normal and atypical findings and initiate the appropriate action in order for the practitioner to accurately diagnose medical conditions and arrange for proper care and treatment which ultimately impacts on a patients morbidity.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A recognized Medical Laboratory Technology Program at a minimum of a diploma or degree level from an accredited Canadian Post-Secondary Institution. Internationally trained Medical Laboratory Technologists must have at least three (3) years of working experience in a Canadian Hospital Laboratory as a Medical Laboratory Technologist (in a core laboratory).

Applicants must have recent, relevant experience (within the past five (5) years) in all of the core laboratory disciplines including: Chemistry; Hematology; Transfusion Medicine; Urinalysis; specimen collection from adults, children and neonates.

Applicants must be registered with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science at the General Registered Technologist designation. New graduates waiting to write their certification examination will be considered however; registration must be achieved prior to beginning employment with Laboratory Services. Registration must be maintained throughout the period of employment with Laboratory Services

These are bona fide requirements, equivalencies will not be considered

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is committed to promoting, protecting and providing for the health and wellbeing of the people of the Northwest Territories.  In order to decrease the risk of workers contracting and/or spreading vaccine preventable communicable diseases in NTHSSA workplaces, unless specifically stated, the NTHSSA will require all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 11, 2022.  Candidates must provide proof that they have met the vaccination requirements or provide a valid medical or Human Rights exemption to complete the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #22707    

Closing Date: Opened Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.83 - $53.55 per hour (approximately $87,418.50 - $104,422.50) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.