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Requisition Number:  8184
Position Type:  Permanent
Position Length:  Indeterminate

Ottawa (Downtown), ON, CA

Remote Work:  Hybrid Model
Closing Date:  August 21, 2022 23:59 EST

Diversity and Inclusion
We strive to make our policies, programs and workplace more inclusive, respectful and barrier-free. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous peoples, veterans, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

We make career growth and professional development a priority. We are committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes, and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce.

Let our team know if you need accommodation or support during the recruitment process due to a disability or other reason. We can provide support in multiple ways, from using this site and submitting your application, right through to the interview process. If you are the successful candidate, you can also discuss accommodation needs when you receive your offer.

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Take a central role
The Bank of Canada has a vision to be “a leading central bank—dynamic, engaged and trusted—committed to a better Canada.” No other employer in the country offers you the unique opportunity to work at the very center of Canada’s economy, in a diverse and inclusive organization with significant impact on the economic and financial well-being of all Canadians. You will be challenged, energized and motivated to excel in an environment where we are reinventing central banking, renewing ways of doing business and reinforcing a culture of innovation.


Find out more about the next steps in our Recruitment process


Did you know? 
As part of the Communications Department, the Translation Services team ensures that the Bank of Canada communicates effectively with its various Francophone audiences, both internal and external. The incumbent of this position will play a key role in achieving this mission, working closely with a team of 15 other translation, revision and terminology professionals.


What you will do 
You translate general and specialized texts from English to French mostly independently, ensuring Translation Services’ quality standards and deadlines are met. You also contribute regularly to the translation of the Bank’s publications, speeches, technical economic texts and other high visibility material under the supervision of a Translator-Reviser. You apply the principles of plain and simple language in your work, and may be asked to adapt communications specifically for Francophone audiences. As needed, you revise the output of colleagues or external service providers and provide linguistic advice to Bank staff, including management. You actively manage special translation projects, thinking innovatively to find solutions to problems, and are occasionally called upon to coordinate the proofreading of specific publications.


What you need to succeed
As an experienced Translator, you are proficient in both the source and target languages (English and French) and have a strong knowledge of translation, revision and adaptation techniques. You have solid research skills, are thorough and detail-oriented, and exercise sound judgment. You have strong analytical skills and a constant desire to learn. You can work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and occasionally work overtime. You are able to work effectively independently as well as within a team. You have a strong knowledge of desktop applications (e.g. Microsoft Office), commonly used translation databases as well as computer-assisted translation tools. You are very familiar with the principles of plain and simple language and you know how to apply them to the translation of texts for the general public. 


As a team player, you treat colleagues with respect and readily offer them your help, when needed. You strongly believe in developing productive working relationships to create a positive work environment. As an effective communicator, you confidently express your views and actively listen while respecting the ideas and opinions of others. Building on your excellent organizational skills and initiative, you manage priorities effectively and take the necessary steps to achieve goals and deliver projects. Your curiosity and creativity allow you to solve problems in an innovative way. Finally, you are able to positively adapt to a changing work environment, within the context of the Bank’s strong focus on innovation.


Your education and experience

  • bachelor’s or master’s degree in translation from English to French and a minimum of three to five years of experience as a Translator capable of producing high quality texts that don’t need to be revised


  • an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.



  • work experience as a Translator in a structured and fairly large translation services unit
  • experience in economic and financial translation
  • strong knowledge of computer-assisted translation tools, especially LogiTerm
  • certified Translator from English to French (Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec or Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario)


What you need to know

  • Language requirement: English and French essential (bilingual). Candidates must be fully functional (level 5) in second official language upon appointment.
  • Priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents
  • Security level required: Be eligible to obtain Reliability 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.
  • In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and further to public health guidelines, preventative measures are being taken to ensure health and safety during the recruitment process. All interviews are conducted virtually.  


Hybrid Work Model #LI-Hybrid

The Bank is conducting a trial of a hybrid working model which provides employees with the flexibility to telework for significant portions of each month. During the trial, employees will only be required to come onsite on those days when they are involved in activities that they or their leader feel are better conducted in person.  For the majority of employees, it is expected that onsite time will range from 5 to 10 days per month, depending on your role.  You are expected to live in Canada, and within reasonable commuting distance of the office. 


Vaccination Policy

Please note that the application of the Bank’s Covid-19 Vaccination policy has been temporarily suspended, effective June 20, 2022.  As a result, you will not be required to submit verification of your vaccination status before starting employment with the Bank.  However, please note that the Bank reserves the right to reintroduce vaccination requirements in the future if necessary to respond to changing public health advice and\or government direction.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


What you can expect from us
This is a great opportunity to join a leading organization and be part of a high-performing team. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet your needs at every stage of your life and career. For more information on key benefits please visit A great deal to consider


  • Salaries are based on qualifications and experience and typically range from $81,865 to $96,310 (job grade 16)
  • Depending on performance, you may be eligible for performance pay for successfully meeting (5 to 7% of your base salary) or for exceeding expectations (10% of your base salary). Exceptional performers who far exceed expectations may be eligible for higher performance pay.
  • Flexible and comprehensive benefits so you can choose the level of health, dental disability and life and/or accident insurance coverage that meets your needs
  • Extra vacation days (up to five each year) that you can purchase to add to your vacation entitlement
  • Indexed, defined-benefit pension #LI-POST