Summary Interpreter in Canada
Find key facts and figures about working as an interpreter. The following information is applicable to all Translators, terminologists and interpreters (NOC 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. Sign language interpreters use sign language to translate spoken language and vice versa during meetings, conversations, television programs or in other instances. 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.
University education usually required
Median wage in Canada
The job prospects vary across Canada depending on the province or territory.
advertised in Canada
- Translate a variety of written material
- Perform quality control and proofreading
- Revise and correct translated material
- Maintain the content, context and style of the original material
- Manage, update and circulate linguistic information
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