Interpreters needed in Western Region

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is currently looking for interpreters at its Western office (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg).

Interpreters provide interpretation services as an independent contractor as and when needed by the IRB. Your task as an interpreter is to interpret all dialogue during the proceedings. You will have to interpret the language of the person who is subject of the proceedings into English or French and vice-versa, using consecutive interpretation.

Hourly rate: $27/hour

The following languages/dialects are urgently needed:

  • Afrikaans
  • American Sign Language
  • Creole
  • Dari
  • Dinka
  • Hausa
  • Kurdish
  • Luganda, Ganda
  • Pahari
  • Pashto (Afghanistan, Pakistan)
  • Portuguese (Angola)
  • Somali (Djibouti)
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Wolof/Oulof
  • African languages
The Western Region are also in regular need of Interpreters fluent in the following languages/dialects
  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Assyrian
  • Azeri
  • Bafang
  • Bengali
  • Brava
  • Burmese
  • Cambodian
  • Cebuano
  • Chechen
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dagomba
  • Deaf articulator
  • Enping/Yinping
  • Fijian
  • Frafra
  • French
  • Fujian
  • Fukien
  • Fula/Peule
  • Fuqing
  • Fuzhou
  • Gansu
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hakka
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Ilocano
  • Ilongo
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Jianxi
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kirundi
  • Laotian
  • Lingala
  • Malay
  • Mamprusi
  • May May
  • Oromo
  • Oshiwambo
  • Otjiherero
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Rohingya
  • Roma/Romani
  • Romanian
  • Serbian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Setswana
  • Shanghai
  • Shona
  • Sichuan/Szechuan
  • Sign languages
  • Sinhalese
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Sorani
  • Swati/Siswati
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Tibetan
  • Tigrinya
  • Toisan
  • Vietnamese
  • Wenzhou
  • Yiddish
  • Zulu

Candidates MUST meet the following criteria to be considered

  • Canadian citizen (or permanent resident on an exceptional basis)
  • Secondary education
  • Ability to obtain security clearance (to be processed by the IRB)

Additional information

  • Various evaluations (interpretation abilities, sight translation and official languages) will be administered by the IRB.

To Apply

Send a résumé and a completed Interpreter Application Form (PDF, 81.2 KB) by:

Due to a high volume of expected interest, only those individuals who meet the essential qualifications will be contacted.