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National Med Lab Week
April 12, 2021

LifeLabs celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week

Toronto, ON, April 12, 2021—LifeLabs is proud to celebrate its more than 6000 front-line employees during the 36th annual National Medical Laboratory Week in Canada. Organized by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science, this week celebrates the important professionals who work in the medical laboratory industry. LifeLabs is among the many organizations participating in the national week-long event, dedicated to honouring its valued employees for all they do to support Canadians in making informed decisions about their health.

Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic last year, medical laboratory professionals have worked around-the-clock to support COVID-19 testing, as well as other essential testing for Canadians.

“Throughout this past year, we have celebrated our employees as health care heroes for their unwavering commitment to support this urgent public health care need,” said Charles Brown, President and CEO of LifeLabs. “National Medical Laboratory Week is another great reminder of all the heroic actions they perform each day to support our health. The resilience, dedication, and compassion every single one of our team members demonstrates every day is truly an inspiration.”

LifeLabs’ frontline employees have remained committed to serving our customers during these difficult times, whether it be at a collection site or behind the scenes to ensure a seamless, accurate and efficient process for testing and reporting large volumes of samples. This includes a wide range of teams tasked with various responsibilities such as LifeLabs’ phlebotomists who service customers at collection centres, or mobile lab technicians and assistants who support those in their homes and service long-term care residences. What’s more, frontline workers such as couriers, quality assurance teams, employees in specimen management, the lab, supply and materials management, customer service, health and safety, and many others, make important contributions to Canadian health care every day.  

Across the lab sector there is a shortage of medical laboratory technicians, and the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need for the unique skill sets these professionals bring. As LifeLabs looks to continue supporting the Canadian health care system and meet the need for increased testing, we are growing our medical laboratory team. LifeLabs offers a variety of shifts, state-of-the art facilities, industry-leading technologies, and career advancement opportunities. For more information on careers that are inspired by purpose, visit our careers website.

LifeLabs will be celebrating National Medical Laboratory Week safely through internal virtual events with its employees. If you would like to thank a medical laboratory professional, join the conversation on our social media channels at

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About LifeLabs

LifeLabs is Canada’s leading provider of laboratory diagnostic information and digital health connectivity systems, enabling patients and health care practitioners to diagnose, treat, monitor, and prevent disease. We support 20 million patient visits annually and conduct over 100 million laboratory tests through leading edge technologies and our 6,000 talented and dedicated employees. We are a committed innovator in supporting Canadians to live healthier lives, operating Canada’s first commercial genetics lab, and the country’s largest online patient portal, with more than 5 million Canadians receiving their results online. LifeLabs is 100% Canadian owned by OMERS Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager of one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension plans. For more information about LifeLabs’ response to COVID-19 and testing, visit  

For rush results (NAAT within 12 hours and PCR within 24 hours)

  1. Order your FlyClear test and receive your FlyClear test requisition
  2. Book an appointment at a LifeLabs location below.
    • Bring your printed FlyClear requisition and Passport
    • Select your ordered Province’s Rush Test to start booking:
    British Columbia

    6084 Russ Baker Way
    Richmond near Airport

    COVID-19 PCR (24h) / Rush 12h NAAT


    6084 Russ Baker Way
    Richmond near Airport

    COVID-19 PCR (24h)
    Rush 12h NAAT
    Rapid Antigen (2h)

Pre-Departure testing now available from the comfort of your home with MyVisit (Currently Greater Toronto Area only)

  1. Order your FlyClear test and receive your FlyClear test requisition.
  2. Book your Home Visit appointment with the MyVisit portal or, if your flight is within the next five days, contact a MyVisit coordinator 1-416-993-9579 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm EST)

MyVisit Pre-departure testing offers:

  • COVID-19 PCR/NAAT swab testing
  • COVID-19 Antibody Blood (serology) testing

The MyVisit fee is $80 per person.

Pre-Departure testing

Book your appointment online here. If your flight is within the next five days and you have received your FlyClear requisition, please contact a MyVisit coordinator 1-416-993-9579 (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm EST).