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.
More than one language
A second language