Translators

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What do Translators do?

Translators translate, revise, and correct a variety of written material from one language to another while maintaining the content, context, and style of the original material as closely as possible.

How to become: Translators

In general, to be a translator, you usually need a university degree with specialization in your related field such as translation, terminology or interpretation. You also need specialization in two languages, one of which should be an official language of Canada.

A university degree in a related field such as languages or linguistics plus courses in linguistic transfer and two years' experience as a translator or five years' experience as a translator may substitute for a specialized university degree.

To be a translator, you may need certification by dossier or exam from the Canadian Translators' and Interpreters' Council and membership in your provincial/territorial association. You usually need to be fluent in three languages to obtain work in an international context.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Translators

The University of Queensland
Brisbane, AU

Related Program(s):
International Studies - Chinese Translation and Interpreting Bachelor
Chinese Translation and Interpreting Bachelor
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Concordia University
Montreal, Qu├ębec, CA

Related Program(s):
Traduction (Translation) (BA) Bachelor; Co-op
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University of Birmingham
Birmingham, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Modern Languages with Translation Bachelor; Honours
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University of Birmingham - Postgraduate Study
Birmingham, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Languages, Cultures and Translation Master
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Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, England, GB

Related Program(s):
Modern Languages with Translation Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on January 26, 2022

How much do Translators make?

Low:
$41,600
Average:
$61,360
High:
$93,870

Job openings for Translators

Job Seekers:
8,300
Job Openings:
8,100