Project Description 

This full-time program offers certified training in Community Interpreting for CIWA volunteers.

Project Details

  • Interpreter preparation and training by a qualified Instructor
  • Presentations from industry experts in education, legal service, health services, family services and private industry
  • Community Interpreter Language and Interpreting Skills Assessment Tool (CILISAT) preparation classes to increase employability
  • Preparation for interpretation and translation for CIWA and community organizations
  • Employment support and employment related workshops
  • Computer training in Microsoft Office applications:
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Publisher
    • PowerPoint

Eligible Clients

To qualify for the program, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Canadian Permanent Resident
  • Be registered as CIWA volunteer
  • Have minimum CLB 7 in all strands
  • Provide proof of proficiency in a second language
  • Be able to commit to a 5 month full-time training program followed by interpretation and translation assignments
  • Demonstrate interest in and commitment to becoming a certified Community Interpreter

Upcoming Intake Dates:

  • October 7, 2019 – February 28, 2020
  • April 6, 2020 – August 24, 2020

Note: Only 15 participants can enroll in the program

For more information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funded by: 

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