Location: Surrey, BC
We are currently recruiting for the role of Language Interpreter- Independent Contractor for a freelance- on call position to keep up with the demand of growing interpretation services to Fraser Valley region. Our immediate need is for those who can interpret one or more of the following languages; Tigrinya, Tagalog, Romanian, Oromo/Karen, and Vietnamese.
We are also accepting applications for the following languages; Amharic, Burmese, Greek, Gujarati, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Nepali, Nuer, Oromo, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Cambodian and Cantonese.
The successful candidates will have: Excellent language and listening skills, excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills. A high school diploma at minimum, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Previous experience in interpretation or a combination of related education and experience. The ability to speak English and at least one other language at a fluent level. Candidates must be authorized to work in Canada, and have ability to provide own transportation to attend assignments. Candidates must be available to work in the Greater Vancouver Area.
The interpreters will listen to speakers’ words and interpreting statements for audiences primarily in person. They will simultaneously interpret and translate while client speaks. They will provide consecutive interpretation during pauses in a speech and provide person to person communication by assisting in the development of a clear and concise dialogue between the client and person(s) needing interpretation. The interpreter will pay attention to what is being communicated in both languages; expressing the thoughts and ideas of others clearly and concisely.
Qualified candidates may submit current resume and cover letter via email quoting “Language Interpreter” to Harsh Thakkar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please.
Only short-listed, qualified candidates will be contacted.
A Criminal Record Check is required.