MRT Workforce Crisis

Help for the MRT workforce is a top priority of CAMRT advocacy, both federally and provincially.

From burnout, to workforce planning, to ensuring better recruitment into the profession, the priorities of CAMRT advocacy are deeply related to MRT workforce issues.

CAMRT has been working hard with members to gather data and evidence, and bring understanding to the issues facing the MRT workforce. Through its advocacy efforts, CAMRT makes the case to governments, administrators and other decision makers all across the country that investment in the MRT profession, in medical imaging and in radiation therapy, is necessary for the recovery of the healthcare system after COVID-19. Whether through its own independent advocacy, or through its many collaborations with other concerned parties on this issue, CAMRT is making sure the MRT voice is part of the national conversation on health workforce.

Key Issues

BREAKING THE CYCLE of underinvestment

Underinvestment in the profession and the pandemic have led to overwork, burnout and people leaving the profession. CAMRT is advocating for investment and action to break the vicious cycle.


CAMRT HHR research points to high vacancy rates in many parts of the MRT profession across Canada. CAMRT is advocating with governments and working with numerous stakeholders across Canada for the addition of  more MRTs to the workforce.


With a wealth of data from its national mental health surveys and other research, CAMRT is advocating for investment in greater supports for the MRT workforce.


Ways We Are Leading MRT Workforce Advocacy

Over the past several years, CAMRT has met with dozens of elected officials, administrators and health department employees to illustrate the crisis facing healthcare if the MRT profession is not properly supported. In addition to these meetings, CAMRT seeks every opportunity to contribute the MRT voice and propose MRT solutions.

See below examples some of the many different ways CAMRT is bringing the MRT voice to the issue of the MRT Workforce crisis:

Taking Part in Government Conversations
Generating Other Reports
Gathering and Maintaining the Best Data on the MRT Profession
Communicating Through the Media
Using Collaborations to Maximize Results