Med. Rad. Technologist
Medical Radiation Technologist is a regulated profession in most Canadian provinces. You need to be registered with the relevant provincial authority in Alberta, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan so that you are allowed to practice the profession and use the professional designation.
2. Skills Development
Canadian employers put a high emphasis on soft skills, which are personal attributes that enhance your interactions, job performance and career prospects. Unlike your hard skills, you can apply your soft skills broadly. Soft skills, such as good communication, problem-solving and analytical skills are important for medical radiation technologists.
3. Understanding Canadian Workplaces
Canadian employers who often do not know how to assess education and work experience from other countries, may require or prefer you to have experience working in Canada. Lack of local market experience can pose a challenge for newcomers, but there are ways to overcome some of these challenges.
4. Job Finding Techniques
There’s a high demand for medical radiation technologists in Canada, however, the Canadian job market is very competitive, so be prepared and understand each of the steps needed to gain employment. As well, finding a job in Canada may be very different than in your home country.
The associations listed below provide additional information about licensure and certification and offer a variety of professional development, education and networking opportunities.
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is Canada’s reference on occupations. It provides job descriptions, occupational statistics and labour market information. Finding a job in Canada may be different than in your home country and you may need help finding job vacancies, updating your resume, writing cover letters, preparing for interviews, and understanding what Canadian employers… read more