Working for Interpreters Niagara-Hamilton

Interpreters Niagara-Hamilton uses only interpreters who have been tested and trained by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. The approval process can be completed at training sites throughout Ontario and is valid province-wide. Before candidates are able to work, they must also pass a provincial language proficiency test and a police check.

Because of provincial regulations, Interpreters Niagara-Hamilton does not use volunteer interpreters.

Training and Testing in the Niagara Region

Persons who wish to become listed with the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration must complete the one hundred and eighty (180) hours of required training locally through collaborative arrangements with the Continuing Education Departments at Niagara and Mohawk Colleges. (These Colleges also offer Language Interpreter certificate programs, which begin with the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration curriculum and include related electives).

Training Timetables

Contact the Community College in your area for details on upcoming training timetables.

Niagara College: Click here.

Mohawk College: Click here.

Work Opportunities for Certified Interpreters

Persons who successfully complete training become self-employed contractors who offer their services “on-call / as-needed” through the offices of INCommunities. End users include police officers, nurses, lawyers, women’s shelter counselors, child protection workers, sexual assault center staff, social welfare officers and public health educators. Interpreters’ names are entered in a provincial data base (if they so choose), which connects to partner agencies throughout the province of Ontario.

Notes

The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration does not certify persons to perform written translations – (document work). It does not register successful candidates to work for the Ministry of the Attorney General (court interpretation). These opportunities are handled by separate agencies, and are explained during the training process. Trainees may connect with these additional sources of work as a result of their studies.

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Interpretation available in:

Albanian,  Amharic, Arabic,  Bosnian, Bulgarian,  Cantonese,  Croatian,  Czech,  Dari, Farsi/Persian,  French,  Greek,  Hungarian,  Italian,  Japanese,  Korean,  Kurdish-Sorani,  Malayalam, Mandarin,  Pashto, Polish,  Portuguese,  Punjabi, Romanian, Russian,  Serbian,  Serbo-Croatian, Slovak,  Somali,  Spanish,  Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yugoslavian.

Additional languages available upon request.

Special funding available for people who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking.


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