Communication and Professional Practice for Medical Laboratory Technologists

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.


  • 12 weeks (120 hours)
  • blended format (face-to-face and online):
  • face-to-face 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 a minimum CLB Level 8  or IELTS 7.0 or CanTEST 4.0  in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. (Note: A CLB Level 7 or IELTS 6.5 or CanTEST 3.5 in either Reading or Writing may be considered.)

The CPP for MLTs Course is a pre-requisite for applying to the Manitoba IEMLT Bridging Program. See website for entrance requirements and further details.

NOTE: Successful completion of the CPP for MLTs Course does not guarantee entrance into the Manitoba IEMLT Bridging Program.

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

Application Package

Program Dates

Winter Term: February 4 – April 30, 2020

Application deadline: Deadline extended to January 6, 2020

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

Red River College’s Language Training Centre
Attention: Stuart Schwartz
300-123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB  R3C 1A3


Stuart Schwartz, Program Manager
204.945.6151 extension 6303

WELARC (Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre)

400-275 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba