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This unit group includes medical technologists and technicians not elsewhere classified, such as dietary technicians, ocularists, prosthetists, orthotists, prosthetic technicians and orthotic technicians. Dietary technicians are employed in health care and commercial food service establishments such as hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, schools, cafeterias and fast food outlets. Ocularists are employed in custom ocular prosthetic laboratories, or they may be self-employed. Prosthetists, orthotists and prosthetic and orthotic technicians are employed in hospitals, clinics, prosthetics and orthotics laboratories, and prosthetic device manufacturing companies. Prosthetists and orthotists may also be self-employed.
dietary technician, food and nutrition technician – dietetics, ocularist, ocularist technician, orthotic technician, orthotist, prosthetic technician, prosthetist.
- Dietary technicians assist dietitians or nutritionists to plan and supervise food service operations; plan menus and diet for individuals or groups under the direction of a dietitian or nutritionist; assist in the supervision of personnel who prepare and serve food; help patients select menu items; and assist dietitians with research in food, nutrition and food service systems.
- Ocularists design, fabricate and fit ocular prostheses and conformers, and may design and fabricate implants; paint the iris and pupil of artificial eyes; clean and restore ocular prostheses; advise patients concerning the loss of depth perception and the care and use of ocular prostheses; repair and maintain fabrication and laboratory equipment; and consult with ophthalmologists concerning insertion of ocular prostheses.
- Prosthetists and orthotists design, fabricate and fit prosthetic and orthotic appliances such as artificial limbs, braces or supports; interpret physicians' specifications and examine and measure patients to develop working sketches of appliances; make and modify plaster casts of areas to receive prostheses or orthoses; fit, adjust and repair appliances; advise patients in the use and care of prostheses and orthoses; and supervise and direct the activities of prosthetic and orthotic technicians.
- Prosthetic and orthotic technicians assemble or build prosthetic and orthotic appliances according to drawings, measurements and plaster casts using a variety of materials such as metals, plastics and leathers; repair, rebuild and modify prosthetic and orthotic appliances or orthopaedic footwear; and may take the body or limb measurements of patients.
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Outlook & Prospects for Other Medical Technologists and Technicians (Except Dental Health) in Toronto Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 22 – Apr 26, 2013
- The Canadian Jewish News will stop publishing in June affecting 50 employees in Toronto and Montreal
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
- Hudson's Bay Company will open an outlet store at the Premium Outlet mall in Halton Hills this summer
- The Scarborough Hospital eliminated 98 positions as part of a cost-savings plan. The Hospital expects to cut additional positions to help meet budget targets.
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- Nordstrom Inc. announced that it will open a second location in Toronto in the fall of 2016 at the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. The Centre will also undergo a $331M expansion starting in January 2014.
- Construction will start on the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit tunnel in Toronto in May. The transit line will be 19km long and is expected to be in service by 2020.
- Colibri Technologies Inc. will receive up to $900,000 through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario for product development. The company expects to create as many as 17 full-time jobs in Toronto with an additional 130 jobs by 2016.
- ThoughtWire, a Toronto-based software company, will receive up to $955,000 through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario for product development. The company is expected to create 29 new jobs.
- Sentient Magnetics Inc. received funding through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario for product development, creating up to 19 full-time positions in Schomberg, with an additional six jobs by 2017
- Canadian National Railways will convert an existing warehouse in Brampton to an office building. The project is expected to cost $8.3M and the new facility will accommodate up to 300 staff.
- The Retail Council of Canada, in partnership with the City of Toronto, will host the Retail Job Fair on April 30, 2013 at the Toronto Reference Library
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- Maple Reinders Engineering and Construction Ltd. of Mississauga will start construction on a new wastewater treatment plant in Clarington in early spring. The project is expected to cost $28.8M and will take approximately two years to complete.
- The Coca-Cola Company opened its new Canadian headquarters in downtown Toronto. The facility will be able to accommodate 400 employees.
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