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At CMHC, we trust you to get the job done. Since January 2019, we’ve shifted from managing people to managing work. Each employee is 100% autonomous and accountable. You can choose where you need to be and when you need to be there to meet your objectives. You’re in control of your time and are trusted to make the right decisions.

Translator (Position can be located anywhere in Canada)


Help make a difference for Canadians. CMHC’s aspiration is that by 2030, everyone in Canada has a home that they can afford and that meets their needs. All of our programs and activities support this singular goal.

Be part of an inclusive workplace. Diversity and Inclusion guides everything we do at CMHC. We’re taking concrete actions to eliminate racism and embed equity into our culture, processes, programs, and policies so that they reflect the lived experiences of all Canadians.

Join the People and Strategy Team, where we have the focus, the people and the voice to achieve our aspiration. You will revise texts translated by in-house translators and/or service providers. You will also translates various texts from English to French or from French to English, copy edits and proofreads various texts in English or in French, as required.

This is a temporary position of a duration of 12 months.


•    Perform quality control on texts translated byexternan provider, revise or return for improvements as required.
•    Contribute to the enrichment of the central terminology base by recording the results of terminological research as a specialist.
•    Ensure the processed materials are aligned with the expectations of the intended audience(s).
•    Provide quality client service and return projects within agreed deadlines.
•    Organize work in such a way as to manage conflicting priorities.
•    Provide writing and copy editing services to internal clients as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

•    Undergraduate degree in translation or in a related field such as linguistics.
•    Professional certification, memberships would be an asset.
•    Minimum of three years of revision and translation experience in a similar professional environment;with strong knowledge of translation and terminology managements tools (FlowFit and Trados/GroupShare).
•    Ability to adapt language and style to various types of documents (speeches, financial reports, social media, marketing).
•    Strong project management and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and juggle several projects at the same time.
•    Knowledge of CMHC’s business activities and concepts (finance, economics and/or statistics).


Preferred Qualifications:
•    A degree and/or specialized knowledge in a field related to the Corporation's lines of business would be an asset.


Posting closing date: Note, the competition may remain active until filled


CMHC values diverse backgrounds and experience and welcomes non-Canadians who are eligible to work in Canada to apply!


We sincerely thank all candidates for their interest, however, please note that only applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted. If selected for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


Job Requisition ID: 5733  

Language Designation: Bilingual 

Language Skill Levels (Read/Write/Speak): PBC 

Travel Requirement: Travel not required 

Office Location: Calgary (AB); Halifax (NS); Montreal (QC); Ottawa (ON); Toronto (ON); Vancouver (BC)

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