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Translators, terminologists and interpreters

National Occupation Code (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. Sign language interpreters work in schools and courts, and for social service agencies, interpretation services, government services and television stations, or they may be self-employed.

Alternate Job Titles

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter
  • ASL (American Sign Language) Interpreter
  • C. Int. (certified Interpreter)
  • C. Term. (certified Terminologist)
  • C. Tr. (certified Translator)
  • Certified Interpreter (C.Int.)
  • Certified Terminologist (C.Term.)
  • Certified Translator (C.Tr.)
  • Community Interpreter
  • Conference Interpreter
  • Consecutive Interpreter
  • Court Interpreter
  • Cultural Interpreter
  • Cultural Or International Adaptation Specialist
  • Deaf Interpreter
  • Educational Interpreter
  • Elbow Interpreter
  • Escort Interpreter
  • Foreign Broadcast Translator
  • Foreign News Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Interpreter For Persons Who Are Deaf
  • Jurilinguist Translator
  • Legal Terminologist
  • Legal Translator
  • Literary Translator
  • Localiser
  • LSQ (Quebec Sign Language) Interpreter
  • Medical Terminologist
  • Medical Translator
  • Oral Interpreter
  • Quebec Sign Language (LSQ) Interpreter
  • Relay Interpreter
  • Reviser - Translation
  • Scientific Translator
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Sign Language Platform Interpreter
  • Simultaneous Interpreter
  • Tactile Interpreter
  • Technical Translator
  • Terminologist
  • Terminology Advisor
  • Translator
  • Translator Adaptor
  • Translator-reviser
  • Transliterator
  • Visual Language Interpreter
  • Community Interpreter
  • Conference Interpreter
  • Court Interpreter
  • Interpreter
  • Legal Terminologist
  • Literary Translator
  • Localiser
  • Medical Terminologist
  • Sign Language Interpreter
  • Terminologist
  • Translator
  • Translator Adaptor
  • Translator-reviser
  • Cultural Interpreter
  • Transliterator

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