Canadian-educated Applicants (Standard Process)

Canadian-educated Applicants (Standard Process)


New graduates of an accredited Canadian MRT program (a list of accredited programs are available through CAMRT)  and those medical radiation technologists currently working in unregulated jurisdictions would follow this process. Unregulated jurisdictions include:

  • Newfoundland
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Quebec (just for MRI)
  • Manitoba
  • British Columbia
  • Territories

If you currently work in a regulated jurisdiction in Canada please follow this process.

  1. Application for registration

Complete an online application and submit supporting documentation (see below).  The application form is a legal document. You must answer all sections completely and accurately.  Please read this page before starting an application form.  Unless indicated, all supporting documentation may be uploaded electronically.

Evidence Required:

A completed online application form.  Incomplete application forms will not be processed.

  1. Compile required documentation

Applicants for registration must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following registration requirements:

  1. Establish academic eligibility

Completion of an accredited MRT od DMS program satisfies this requirement.

Evidence required:

An official transcript from the Canadian accredited program or picture of degree/diploma uploaded with your application.

  1. Proof of Identity

Your full legal name must be provided on your application along with name used in practice if this is different than your legal name.Both name will appear on the NSAMRT's register. Your registration card, certificate, and tax receipt and all correspondence from the NSAMRT will all be issued in your legal name.

Evidence Required:

Photo identification.  You must include government issued photo ID. This can be upload to online application as a PDF.   
If your name has changed, you must list all your previous names so your application can be processed properly.  
If any of the documents in your application were issued under a previous name, you must include an official document (such as a marriage license) that verifies your name change.

  1. Eligibility to work in Canada

In order to be employed as a medical radiation technologist in Nova Scotia, you must have legal authorization to work in Canada.  Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and individuals with Canadian work permits have the right to work in Canada.

Evidence Required:

Official documentation acceptable includes copy of a Canadian birth certificate, a Canadian passport, proof of landed immigrant resident status, or copy of a valid work permit. Documentation may be uploaded with your application as a PDF.

  1. Demonstration of good conduct

The NSAMRT has an obligation to protect the public and needs to be satisfied that you do not pose a danger to patients and families.  You are required to declare any of the following:

  • Any disciplinary finding as a MRT or in another profession in Nova Scotia or another jurisdiction.
  • Conviction of a criminal, drug, or traffic offense, excluding minor traffic offenses such as parking or speeding.
  • Any finding of liability in a civil proceeding.
  • If you are currently under criminal investigation or have a pending criminal or civil court date.

Evidence Required:

A self-declaration made on your application form.  If you answer yes to any of the declarations, the NSAMRT will ask you to send more information, such as a transcript of the criminal record. The NSAMRT will use this information to decide if you are eligible for registration and, if applicable, to determine if conditions should be imposed on your registration.

A CFTA form from the most recent MRT regulatory organization you have been registered or licensed with in the past 10 years. If there is an area of concern identified by your previous regulator, you will be contacted by NSAMRT. You will be asked to provide more information regarding the nature and timing of the offense or concern and how the issue has been managed or resolved. Your eligibility for licensing will depend on the nature, timing, and severity of the issue.

  1. Currency

It is important that you practise medical radiation technology in order to maintain your skills, and keep up-to-date with recent change in practice.  Applicants require active practise in the past 5 years.  This requirement is met if you have graduated from a MRT program in the past  5 years.

Evidence Required:

Current emllyer information entered during the application process. If deemed necessary the NSAMRT's registrar may request a letter or record of employment from an employer in the past 5 years, stating that you were employed as a MRT, your period of employment, and the hours you worked each year.

  1. Payment of  fees

The annual registration fee is  $450 for NSAMRT and $225 for CAMRT and the application fee for new applicants is $100.   Payment may be made by cheque, credit card or money order, payable to the NSAMRT, in Canadian funds. After initial licensing dues can also be collected through payroll deduction if you are a NSHA or IWK permanent employee.

  1. Membership with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

The Bylaws of the Medical Radiation Technologists Act Section 4(a)(i) requires that all registrants with the NSAMRT be members in good standing with Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). NSAMRT collects the $225 dues on CAMRT's behalf to allow registrants to license and renew membership in one process.

Evidence Required:

Payment is done through NSAMRT registration process so no further evidence is required.

  1. Successfully complete the National Licensing Exam in Respective Discipline

The National Entrance to Practice Exam is a mandatory requirement of registration with the NSAMRT. The examination assures that all individuals entering the profession of medical radiation technology have met a minimum standard in the written application of academic knowledge and professional behavior. This exam is administered by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technology (CAMRT). You must apply to CAMRT to write the exam.  Applicants requiring accommodations must submit a request in writing to CAMRT; please see CAMRT's Accommodation Policy for details.

CAMRT has  resources to help you prepare to write the exam.

Evidence Required:

A copy of your exam result or certificate is required as evidence that you have successfully completed the exam.  Documentation may be uploaded with your application as a PDF.

Completed Applications may require 10 business days to be processed.


You cannot begin working as a MRT in Nova Scotia until you have received notice from the NSAMRT that your application has been approved.