Membership Information

REGISTRATION

In order to practise medical radiation technology in Nova Scotia, a medical radiation technologist must be registered with the NSAMRT.

The name, registration number, registration status, business address and business phone number of members of the NSAMRT is information which is available to the public. The registration status of an MRT may be obtained on the public register of members section of the NSAMRT website or by contacting the NSAMRT.

Registration with the NSAMRT assures the public that the MRT has met the entry to practice requirements as defined by the registration regulations made under the MRT Act. All MRTs are required to successfully complete an approved program in medical radiation technology, successfully complete an approved examination and meet other requirements as defined by the registration regulations prior to receiving a license to practice as a MRT in Nova Scotia.

Applicants

In order to work as a medical radiation technologist in Nova Scotia, you must be registered with the NSAMRT.

For more information on the registration process that will apply to you, select the option below that best describes your situation:

I am an applicant:

  • who has successfully completed an approved program in Nova Scotia but not yet practiced as a MRT – please refer to Nova Scotia New Grad Applicant
  • who has successfully completed an approved program in Canada that has not registered to practice in another province –Please refer to Non-labour Mobility Applicant
  • who is currently working in New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Quebec (radiological technologist, nuclear medicine technologist, radiation therapist)- Please refer to Labour Mobility Applicant
  • who is currently working in Newfoundland, PEI, Manitoba, British Columbia, Territories, or Quebec (MRI)- Please refer to Non-labour Mobility Applicant
  • who has completed an educational program in medical radiation technology outside of Canada – Please refer to IEMRT Applicant
  • who was a previous registrant of the NSAMRT that wishes to reinstate after a leave of absence – Please select reinstatement registration platform

I am a student:

Nova Scotia New Grad Applicants

This section applies to you if you have recently graduated from an approved MRT program in Nova Scotia and have successfully written the national entrance to practice exam. In order to work as a medical radiation technologist in Nova Scotia, you must be registered with the NSAMRT. In order to be eligible for a license to practice you must meet the requirements for registration.

Following are the steps required for registration for Nova Scotia graduates;

  1. Gather required documents for registration process (poof of graduation from an approved program of MRT education, proof of passing national certification exam, valid government issued photo ID, proof of Canadian citizenship or legal entitlement to work in Canada)
  2. Complete the NSAMRT online application process. If you require a paper application process please contact NSAMRT at info@nsamrt with the request or call 1-902-832-3167
  3. Select that you are a new Nova Scotia Graduate
  4. Pay required registration fees
  5. Receive confirmation from the NSAMRT that you are registered
  6. Start Working

In between completing your educational program and becoming registered with the NSAMRT you are no longer legally authorized to work as a MRT - even under the supervision of a registrant of the NSAMRT. Until you are a registrant of the NSAMRT, you are not able to hold yourself out as a person who is qualified to practise as a medical radiation technologist in Nova Scotia.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact info@nsamrt.ca or by phone at 1-902-832-3167.

Non-Labour Mobility Applicants

This section applies to you if you are practising in one of the specialties listed in the provinces below and have completed an approved MRT program in Canada or if you are a recent graduated from a Canadian MRT program, passed the national entrance to practice exam but have not yet been employed as a MRT

Province/Territory

Area of Practice

Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Manitoba
British Columbia
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine (NM)
  • Radiological Technology (X-Ray)
  • Radiation Therapy

Quebec

  • MRI

If you have worked as a medical radiation technologist within the past five years and you have completed a program in medical radiation technology in Canada and successfully completed the CAMRT (or OTIMROEPMQ) examination, you may be eligible to be registered with the NSAMRT. In order to work as a medical radiation technologist in Nova Scotia, you must be registered with the NSAMRT. In order to be eligible for a license to practice you must meet the requirements for registration

If your specialty is not listed in the table above in the province in which you are practising or your province is not listed please refer to labour mobility applicant process.

Following are the steps required for registration for non-labour mobility Canadian applicants:

Following are the steps required for registration for Nova Scotia graduates;

  1. Gather required documents for registration process (poof of graduation from an approved program of MRT education, proof of passing national certification exam, valid government issued photo ID, proof of Canadian citizenship or legal entitlement to work in Canada)
  2. Request current provincial association to send letter of good standing to info@nsamrt.ca
  3. Complete the NSAMRT online application process. If you require a paper application process please contact NSAMRT at info@nsamrt with the request or call 1-902-832-3167
  4. Select that you are a MRT from another jurisdiction
  5. Pay required registration fees
  6. Receive confirmation from the NSAMRT that you are registered
  7. Start Working

Until confirmation is received that your application has been approved and you are a registrant of the NSAMRT you are not permitted to work as an MRT in the province of Nova Scotia - even under the supervision of a registrant of the NSAMRT. Until you are a registrant of the NSAMRT, you are not able to hold yourself out as a person who is qualified to practise as a medical radiation technologist in Nova Scotia.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact info@nsamrt.ca or by phone at 1-902-832-3167.

Labour Mobility Applicants

 

This section applies to you if you are practising as an MRT in one of the specialties listed in the provinces.

Province/Territory

Area of Practice

New Brunswick
Ontario
Saskatchewan
Alberta

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine (NM)
  • Radiological Technology (X-Ray)
  • Radiation Therapy

Quebec

  • Nuclear Medicine (NM)
  • Radiological Technology (X-Ray)
  • Radiation Therapy

In order to work as a medical radiation technologist in Nova Scotia, you must be registered with the NSAMRT. In order to be eligible for a license to practice you must meet the requirements for registration

If your specialty is not listed in the table above in the province in which you are practising or your province is not listed please refer to non-labour mobility applicant process.

Following are the steps required for registration for labour mobility Canadian applicants:

Following are the steps required for registration for Nova Scotia graduates;

  1. Gather required documents for registration process (poof of graduation from an approved program of MRT education, proof of passing national certification exam, valid government issued photo ID, proof of Canadian citizenship or legal entitlement to work in Canada)
  2. Request current provincial regulator to send completed CFTA form to info@nsamrt.ca
  3. Complete the NSAMRT online application process. If you require a paper application process please contact NSAMRT at info@nsamrt.ca with the request or call 1-902-832-3167
  4. Select that you are a MRT from another jurisdiction
  5. Pay required registration fees
  6. Receive confirmation from the NSAMRT that you are registered
  7. Start Working

Until confirmation is received that your application has been approved and you are a registrant of the NSAMRT you are not permitted to work as an MRT in the province of Nova Scotia - even under the supervision of a registrant of the NSAMRT. Until you are a registrant of the NSAMRT, you are not able to hold yourself out as a person who is qualified to practise as a medical radiation technologist in Nova Scotia.

If you have any questions regarding your registration, contact info@nsamrt.ca or by phone at 1-902-832-3167.

International Applicants

This section applies to you if you have successfully completed an educational program in medical radiation technology outside of Canada.

In order to work as a medical radiation technologist (MRT) in Nova Scotia, you must be registered with the NSAMRT. In order to be eligible registration you must meet the requirements for registration. 

If you currently are working and hold a current practising certificate of registration in one of the specialties of medical radiation technology in one of the Canadian provinces or territories and you would like to apply for registration with the NSAMRT please contact NSAMRT at info@nsamrt.ca  or 1-902-832-3167 to clarify which registration process you should follow.

If you have not worked in Canada as a MRT please follow the international applicant process as outlined below.

As an international applicant your education and clinical must be assessed for substantial equivalency to standards for approved programs in Canada. Once your education and clinical skills have been deemed substantively equivalent you are given access to write the national certification exam. Once you have successfully written the national exam you are eligible to apply for registration with NSAMRT.

Assessments and exam are deliver through the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist, (CAMRT). Please follow the link for detailed information on the process for assessment and exam. This includes fees and timelines.

For those interested in a program to prepare to write the national exam NSAMRT offers an academic refresher for radiography and nuclear medicine. This program include an exam that mirrors the national competency profiles and exam format. Fees are $350 for this program plus costs of textbooks. It can be started at any time.

When you have successfully completed the assessment process and passed the national exam please complete registration process by following the non-labour mobility applicant process