Interpretation & Translation Services

When you need a document translated, an interpreter for an appointment, or corporate translation services for your business, the Interpretation and Translation Centre is here for you.

The Interpretation and Translation Centre at Immigrant Services Calgary offers services in over 85 languages, translating documents and providing interpreters to support newcomers and organizations. All of our translators and interpreters are highly qualified with professional accreditation and first-language experience.


Translation Services

Our certified translators can help translate a variety of personal and business documents.


Interpretation Services

Interpreters are here to help you communicate in appointments and more.


Corporate Services

Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to inclusion by offering multilingual options.


Professional Interpreter Training

Grow and evaluate your interpreter skills through our training and testing opportunities.


Translation Services

Our professional translators help translate thousands of documents every year, making sure your personal or business materials are available in the languages you need. We provide reliable and accurate translations to corporations, community agencies, and individuals in over 85 languages.

You can submit your request below and we’ll send you a free quote. Once you approve and pay for your quote, we start translating your document(s). If you need more information or wish to book an appointment, please email us or call 403-265-1120.

We translate personal, corporate, and business documents. Pricing varies based on the type of document, and we’ll always give you a quote before getting started. Here are a few examples of documents we’ve translated in the past:

  • Birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates
  • Driver’s licenses
  • Diplomas and transcripts
  • Professional accreditations
  • Passport pages and stamps
  • Employment records and reference letters
  • Brochures and flyers
  • Promotional materials and website content
  • Surveys
  • User manuals

And many more! Please submit your document through the translation quote request form and we’ll send you a free quote.

The Interpretation and Translation Centre offers translation services in over 85 languages, including: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Belorussian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Moldavian, Nepali, Norwegian, Oromo, Pashtu, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and many more!

Translations from the Interpretation and Translation Centre are widely accepted, including institutions like:

  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • International Qualifications Assessment Services (IQAS)
  • World Education Services (WES Canada)
  • Child Care Staff Certification Office
  • Service Alberta – Motor Vehicles
  • Educational institutions, including Mount Royal University, SAIT Polytechnic, Bow Valley College, and more
  • Government agencies, including Citizenship Canada, Passport Canada, Foreign Affairs, and more
  • Health services, employment offices and hiring organizations, legal services, and others

And many more! Please submit your document through the translation quote request form and we’ll send you a free quote.

Rush service is available for certain documents; however, translation time depends on the type of document, the language it was originally written in, when we receive your materials, and when payment is confirmed. For rush service, we strongly recommend calling us at 403-265-1120.


Interpretation Services

Being able to communicate clearly in meetings and appointments is vital for newcomers and anyone working through a language barrier. We offer quality interpretation services to individuals, government agencies, corporations, and other organizations. Interpreters can help in person, virtually, or over the phone with medical, legal, social services, and business appointments.

You can submit your request below and we’ll send you a free quote. We then work with you to coordinate and ensure your interpreter is with you for your requested appointment(s). If you need more information, please email us or call 403-538-8337.

The Interpretation and Translation Centre offers interpretation services in over 85 languages, including: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Belorussian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Moldavian, Nepali, Norwegian, Oromo, Pashtu, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, and many more!
Immigrant Services Calgary is contracted to provide multi-language interpretation support to Children’s Services (Calgary Region), providing referral-based interpretation between case workers and families. Caseworkers can fill out the interpretation request form or contact us at 403-538-8337.

Corporate Services

At Immigrant Services Calgary, we know multicultural and multilingual communication is vital to your business. Translating and making your materials available in multiple languages helps reflect the diversity in your community—and can help drive business from newcomers and other customers looking for inclusive services and businesses.

Immigrant Services Calgary works with companies like yours to provide language services that help keep your workforce and customer base engaged. From your employee handbook to high-level meetings and marketing materials, we know how to support your business with translation and interpretation services in over 85 languages.

Our team has localized websites, translated social media posts, captioned videos in multiple languages, and much more. Contact us to learn more about how we can support and work with your business.

Build your organization’s credibility through demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Your message will never be lost in translation with Immigrant Services Calgary.


Professional Interpreter Training

Becoming a professional interpreter provides an opportunity to maximize your interpretation and language skills and help others in your community. Immigrant Services Calgary is an authorized testing centre for the Community Interpreter Language and Interpreting Skills Assessment Tool in Alberta. We offer online training and facilitate certified proficiency tests to evaluate your readiness to become a professional interpreter. We facilitate training and testing in affiliation with Cultural Interpretation Services for Our Communities.

These online training courses are designed for current and future community interpreters looking to gain new and grow existing knowledge of interpreting protocols and terminology. Based on 70 hours of study, courses include study materials, case studies, audio recordings, video demonstrations, and quizzes. You can study remotely at your own pace, preparing for your certification test.

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Register for training with Immigrant Services Calgary

After completing training, take the Community Interpreter Language and Interpreting Skills Assessment Tool (CILISAT) test to qualify for professional accreditation and certification. This test will evaluate your language and interpretation proficiency, and is completed in-person at Immigrant Services Calgary’s offices.

Immigrant Services Calgary is an authorized test centre for the CILISAT guided by CISOC's regulations. The Community Interpreter Language and Interpreting Skills Assessment Tool (CILISAT) is a provincially recognized testing system that allows potential interpreters to gain professional accreditation and certification in 50 languages and dialects. This language and skills assessment evaluates your language and interpretation proficiency, and can be taken either before or after you have completed any of our course(s).

Fees for the test are $200; candidates that successfully pass the test will also need to pay a certificate fee of $40.

Register for your CILISAT test

If you’d like more information about becoming a professional interpreter, or if you aren’t sure where to start, please contact us.