Qualified Translators Pay Attention! Canada FSW Program Beckons You!

Over the past couple of years, the demand for skilled Translators has increased significantly in Canada. Since this trend is growing, it is expected that the demand will continue to head north appreciably over the coming years. Considering the need of the hour, the job of Translators has been included in the in-demand occupation list as one of the 50 occupations under the Canada Federal Skilled Worker Program.

The recently announced scheme has a lot to offer to the skilled overseas immigration-motivated Translators even as it has brought a smile on the faces of the interested aspirants. Surprisingly, despite such a huge demand, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has introduced an upper limit or Cap of 1000 submissions leaving scope for only the finest aspirants to submit a submission. Against this backdrop, if you wish to immigrate, you need to hurry, to avoid any disappointments.

Job Prospects

The job prospects for translators are bright as the career opportunities will increase as the need to replace the specialists who are retiring is large in number even as an equal number is promoted to higher management position. The need of these professionals is increasing both in the public, private sector and government sector.

Work Profile

The main responsibility of the Translators is to translate the written material from one language to another, such as reports, legal documents, technical specifications and textbooks maintaining the quality of the content, context and style of the original material, to the greatest extent possible.

These professionals offer their professionals services to various translation companies, government organizations. They could be self employed also. It is not uncommon to see some of the experts working on a part time basis even as many of them have more than one job.

Significantly, in the Maple Leaf Country, these professionals are in a great demand especially in certain specific areas, like the Outaouais region, and/or the Island of Montreal. The demand for them in the remaining regions of the nation may not be as high.

Occupational Titles

literary translator
translator adapter

Various sectors that require these translators are aerospace, transport, corporate services, the pharmaceutical industry, telecommunications equipment, financial services, information technologies and international organizations.

Against the backdrop of the recent economic globalization, companies need to have their documents translated in the languages of the countries that purchase their products or avail their services. The need of the today’s client is to do business with one Translation Company for all their translation needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Translate written material from one language to another
  • Localize software’s and accompanying technical documents to adapt them to foreign language
  • Revise and re-revise  and correct translated material
  • Also train and supervise other translators

Key Job Requirements

A graduate or post graduate degree in translation with a specialization in two languages, including at least one of the two Canadian official languages


A graduate or post graduate degree in a discipline, such as languages, Linguistics, Philology and courses in Linguistic Transfer, and two years’ experience as a full-time Translator working in two languages, at least one of which is an Canadian official language


Five years of relevant experience as a full-time professional working in two languages, at least one of which is a Canadian official language.

Certification by the examination from the Canadian Translators Council may be required; membership in a provincial or territorial association of translators could also be required.

To successfully move as Translators to Canada under the FSW Program, it is essential that the aspirants have excellent general knowledge, are intellectual and curious with good interpersonal and language skills, demonstrated writing skills in at-least two foreign–out of which one is a Canadian official language.

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