Translators, Terminologists & Interpreters (5125)

Translators translate written material from one language to another. Interpreters translate oral communication from one language to another during speeches, meetings, conferences, debates and conversation, or in court or before administrative tribunals. Terminologists conduct research to itemize terms connected with a certain field, define them and find equivalents in another language. 

Translators, terminologists and interpreters are employed by government, private translation and interpretation agencies, in-house translation services, large private corporations, international organizations and the media, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)

Occupational Profile

Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:

Education

U of M Academic Calendar
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  • Faculty of Arts - list of departments and programs, including those that offer languages courses: French, Spanish, Italian, German & Slavic Studies, Asian Studies, Icelandic Studies, Judaic Studies, Native Studies, Latin American Studies and Central and Eastern European Studies

Exploring Other Education Options

Information for foreign-trained translators, terminologists and interpreters - from the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials

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Other Links

External resources that will provide you with additional information about the occupation, areas of work and opportunities to build experience:

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  • Language Bank Services - Immigrant Centre of Manitoba 
  • Network of Translators in Education (Canada)
  • Translation Bureau - from the Government of Canada
    • Language Portal - for all Canadians who want to improve their language skills 
  • Translation Services - Manitoba Government

Date modified: July 31, 2018