Laboratory Assistant - Diagnostic Services

Somewhere in Canada there’s a life you can save. 

Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving the lives of Canadians. Thousands of Canadians depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.

Join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference every day.


About the role

Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Regular Part-Time Medical Laboratory Assistant to join our dynamic Diagnostics – Red Cell Serology team in Winnipeg. The work of a Medical Laboratory Assistant is integral to Canadian Blood Services’ role as Canada’s Lifeline. In this role, you will be working on the frontlines, assisting in management of patient samples and blood components that provide life-saving treatments for Canadians. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Accession patient samples for testing
  • Perform routine equipment operation and maintenance
  • Receive stock blood components and returned components into inventory and determine if returned components are acceptable for re-distribution.
  • Pack blood components for delivery.
  • Prepare phosphate buffered saline (PBS) for use on automation.
  • Perform reagent lot release
  • Maintain and provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • Perform work in accordance with the provisions of the Canadian Blood Services Corporate Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.

The job requirements may, on occasion, involve assisting with teaching and training of staff, student technologists and other Health Care professionals as required.

Required skills:
  • Secondary School Diploma, preferably with science courses is required.
  • Completion of Medical Laboratory Assistant Program or a foreign trained Medical Technologist that does not have registered status in Canada is an asset.
  • Previous related experience in a laboratory or similarly regulated environment, including knowledge of general laboratory policies and procedures, medical terminology and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is an asset; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a good command of the English language.
  • Ability to pay attention to details and follow instructions, document work and assume responsibility for own work.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, being able to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities within short timelines.


  • Starting rate: $18.31/Hourly
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation prorated to hours worked
  • Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits
  • Choice of defined contribution or defined benefits pension plan
  • Employee discounts, wellness programs, and much more

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply! This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives.

Laboratory and Phlebotomy
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*Please note that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted. Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and who require accommodation, should discuss their needs with us.

Questions and Answers


Is my application secure?

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What is the working language?

The working language at Canadian Blood Services is English. Some positions do have additional language requirements, other than English, and these requirements will be indicated on the job posting. Fluency in English is a bona fide occupational requirement for all positions.

It is recommended that resumes be provided in English to ensure maximum visibility by our recruiters. Resumes provided in French will be translated by our internal translation department. Our selection process, including applicant pre-screening and interviews, is in English.

I have already applied to a position, how do I update my resume for it?

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