Translation & Interpretation Services

This supply arrangement is for translation and interpretation services.

Who can buy from this supply arrangement?

What can I buy?

What do I need to know?

How do I access these services?

How much does it cost?

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Who can buy from this supply arrangement?

This supply arrangement is available to:

  • B.C. government ministries
  • B.C. broader public sector

What can I buy?

  • Translation Services: Providing a full range of translation services such as:
    • translating
    • proofreading and editing a variety of government documents including:
      • general reports
      • technical reports
      • medical reports
      • education material
      • contracts
      • presentations
      • brochures
      • PowerPoint presentations
      • letters
    • The contractor will be expected to:
      • produce effective and accurate translations
      • work closely with senior government staff, AORs, and other government contractors
  • The contractor may be expected to provide graphic design services for some translation projects when necessary and upon request from the purchaser
  • Internet-Based Translation Services:  Providing a full range of Internet-based translation services including: translating, proofreading and editing a variety of government Internet-based content (e.g. websites). The contractor will be expected to produce effective and accurate translations, as well as, to work closely with senior government staff, AORs and other government contractors. The contractor may be expected to provide graphic design services for some translation projects when necessary and upon request from the purchaser.
     
  • Interpretation Services
    • In-Person Interpretation: Providing interpretation services with one or more provincial representative to one or more individuals, translating between English and the individual’s language of choice.
    • Teleconference/Video conferencing Interpretation:  Teleconference / video conferencing interpretation services are the same as the in-person interpretation services, except that the interpreter and the individual requiring the interpretation services communicate with a provincial representative via a teleconference phone conversation or video conference, where time and distance prohibit an in person interpretation session. 
  • Dial-In Interpretation Services:  The Province will phone the appropriate number to be connected with a live interpreter who can provide immediate interpretation services, translating between English and the applicable language on an immediate basis. 

    Dial-in interpretation services are available, at a minimum, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific time, Monday to Friday, excluding British Columbia statutory holidays.

What do I need to know?

The supplier may have other services available however only services outlined on the linked price list offered by the supplier are available on this supply arrangement.  Other services offered by the supplier would need to be obtained in accordance with B.C. Government procurement policy.

Any orders exceeding $75,000 including all taxes and freight for Goods or Services must be tendered through the Procurement Services Branch.

How do I access these services?

Contact the suppliers directly. Supplier contact information is listed below

How much does it cost?

  • Cost is dependent upon the product purchased
  • Click on the pricing link beside the supplier contact information for pricing (schedule B)
  • Pricing information is confidential and must not be shared

Have any questions?

Email the Procurement Services Branch to contact the commodity manager

List of vendors/suppliers

Translation Services

Vox International Translation Services

PO Box 699 Main
Kamloops  BC  V2C 5L7

contact:  Danielle Désilets
phone:  1 800 367-8092
fax:  1 866 375-1797

Languages: French

 

MOSAIC  - Multi-Lingual Orientation Service Organization for Immigrant Communities

1522 Commercial Drive
Vancouver  BC  V5L 3Y2

contact:  Tanja Krzman
phone:  604 254-0469 local 225
fax: 604 254-2321

Languages (translators certified by STIBC, CTTIC, ATIO or ATA): Bosnian,  Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish,  French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay,  Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbo- Croatian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese


Additional Languages:  Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azari, Bengali, Bulgarian, Creole,  Danish, Dari, Estonian, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Icelandic, Khmer  (Cambodian), Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashtu,  Sinhalese, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tamil, Thai, Tigrigna, Urdu

 

MCIS Language Services

701 West Georgia Street
Suite 1500
Vancouver  BC  V7Y 1C6

contact:  Jonathan Carreon
phone:  1 888 236-8311 or 416 467-3086

 

Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian,  Bulgarian, Chaldean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Cree, Croatian, Czech,  Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Ewondo, Farsi, Fanti, French, Fuzhou, German,  Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Harare, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic,  Inuktitut, Italian, Ilocano, Japanese, Kannada, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean,  Kurdish, Laotian, Latin, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Min  Nan, Nepali, Norwegian, Ojibwa, Oriya, Oromo, Otjiherero, Pashto, Persian, Polish,  Portuguese, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sicilian, Sindhi, Sinhalese,  Spanish, Slovak, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan,  Tigrigna, Turkish, Tswana, Twi, Vietnamese, Vlaams, Ukrainian, Urdu, Yoruba

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Internet-Based Translation Services

MCIS Language Services

701 West Georgia Street
Suite 1500
Vancouver  BC  V7Y 1C6

contact:  Jonathan Carreon
phone:  1 888 236-8311 or 416 467-3086

Languages: Afrikaans, Arabic, Albanian, Amharic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Chaldean, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Cree, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Ewondo, Farsi, Fanti, French, Fuzhou, German, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Harare, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Inuktitut, Italian, Ilocano, Japanese, Kannada, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Latin, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Min Nan, Nepali, Norwegian, Ojibwa, Oriya, Oromo, Otjiherero, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romani, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sicilian, Sindhi, Sinhalese, Spanish, Slovak, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Turkish, Tswana, Twi, Vietnamese, Vlaams, Ukrainian, Urdu, Yoruba

 

MOSAIC  - Multi-Lingual Orientation Service Organization for Immigrant Communities

1522 Commercial Drive
Vancouver  BC  V5L 3Y2

contact:  Tanja Krzman
phone:  604 254-0469 local 225
fax:  604 254-2321

Languages with translators certified by STIBC, CTTIC, ATIO or ATA: Bosnian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovak, Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Additional Languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azari, Bengali, Bulgarian, Creole, Danish, Dari, Estonian, Flemish, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Icelandic, Khmer (Cambodian), Kurdish, Latin, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Nepali, Norwegian, Pashtu, Sinhalese, Somali, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tamil, Thai, Tigrigna, Urdu

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Interpretation Services

MOSAIC  - Multi-Lingual Orientation Service Organization for Immigrant Communities

1522 Commercial Drive
Vancouver  BC  V5L 3Y2

contact:  Bessy Ferris
phone:  604 254-9626 local 236
fax:  604 254-4606

Languages with Certified Court Interpreters:  Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bicol, Bosnian, Burmese, Cambodian/Khymer, Cantonese, Catalan, Chui chow, Croatian, Czech, Dari, French (Canadian and Parisian), German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Pashtu, Persian/Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Shanghainese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swatawese, Tagalog, Tamil, Tigrigna, Toi san, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese

Languages with Certified Interpreters:  Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Bicol, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian/Khymer, Cantonese, Catalan, Chui chow, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dinka, French (Canadian and Parisian), German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Jarai, Karen, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Mandarin, Mongolian, Nepali, Pashtu, Persian/Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Shanghainese, Sinhala, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swatawese, Tagalog, Tamil, Tigrigna, Toi san, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese

 

MCIS Languuage Services

701 West Georgia Street
Suite 1500
Vancouver  BC  V7Y 1C6

contact:  Jonathan Carreon
phone:  1 888 236-8311 or 416 467-3086

Languages with Certified Interpreters: Acholi, Akan, Afrikaans, Albanian, American Sign Language (ASL), Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Ashanti, Assyrian, Azary, Azerbaijani, Azery, Bahasa, Belorussian, Bengali, British Sign Language (BSL), Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Cebuano, Chaldean, Chaochow, Chipewayan, Chiu Chow, Cree, Cree-W Coast Swampy, Cree-James Bay, Cree-Plains, Cree-Woodlands, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Deaf-Community Sign Language, Dene, Dinka, Dholuo, Dogrib, Dutch, Dzongkha, Edo, English, Eritrean, Esan, Estonian, Ewe, Fanti, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, Formosan, French, French-Canadian, Frisian, Fuchownese, Fukianese, Fur, Fuzhou, Ga, Ganda, Georgian, German, Gikuyu, Greek, Gujarati, Gwichin, Hakka, Hareri, Hausa, Havari, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Huizhou, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ibo, Igbo, Ilokano, International Sign Language, Indonesian, Inuinaktun, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kachchi, Kalenjin-Kipsigis, Kalenjin-Nandi, Kannada, Karen, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Krobo, Kiswahili, Kurdish-Kurmandji, Kurdish-Sorani, Kutchi, Laotian, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Quebec Sign Language (LSQ), Low German, Luganda, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Mandarin, Mandingo, Mandinka, Marathi, Mic Mac, Melanesian, Min Nan, Mohawk, Mongolian, Native Sign Languages, Ndebelde, Nepali, Norwegian, Nuer, Nzima, Nyanja, Ojibwa, Oji-Cree, Oromiffa, Oromo, Pangasinense, Pashto, Pidgin English, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese-Azores, Portuguese-Brazilian, Punjabi, Romanian, Runyankore, Russian, Rutooro, Saulteaux, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Shanghaiese, Shilluk, Shona, Sign Supported English, Sicilian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slavey-North, Slavey-South, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tadjiki, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamazight, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigre, Tigrigna, Toishan, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Vlaams, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yue, Zulu
 

Languages with Certified Court Interpreters: Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Tamil, and Vietamese

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Dial-In Interpretation Services

The Provincial Language Service

Provincial Health Services Authority
1795 Willingdon Ave
Burnaby  BC  V5C 6E3

contact:  Kiran Malli
phone:  604 297-8416
fax:  604 297-9304

Languages: Akan, Acholi, Afghani Farsi, Akateco, Albanian, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bambara, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Chaldean, Chaochow, Chin, Chuukese, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Falam, French (both Canadian and Parisian), Fukienese, Fulani, Fuzhou, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Haka-Burmese, Haka-Chin, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Igbo, Iranian Farsi, Italian, Japanese, Kachin, Kanjobal, Karen, Kayah, Khymer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Kunama, Kurdish, Lao, Lingala, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Mam, Mandarin, Mandinka, Marshallese, May-Maay, Micronesian, Mien, Mixteco Alto, Mixteco Bajo, Mongolian, Montegnard Jarai, Navajo, Nepalese, Nuer, Oromo, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese Azorean, Portuguese Brazilian, Portuguese Creole, Punjabi, Quiche, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Shanghainese, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Sonike, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Tedim, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinian, Toishanese, Tongan, Turkish, Twi, Tzotzil, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Visayan, Wolof, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yugoslavian, Zomi

 

Abbotsford Community Services Society

2420 Montrose Street
Abbotsford  BC  V2S 3S9

contact:  Ivona Kado
phone:  1 866 795-9874 toll-free

Languages:  Afrikaans, Akan, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Azari, Bahasa, Belorussian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Cape Verdean Creole, Cebuano, Chaldean, Chin – Hakha, Chipewyan, Cree, Cree-Plains, Cree-Swampy, Cree-Woodlands, Creole, Creole-Haitian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dene, Dinka, Dogrib, Dutch, Estonian, Fante, Farsi, Fijian, Finnish, Flemish, French, French-Canadian, Fuchownese, Fukianese, Fulani, Fur, Ga, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hakka, Hausa, Havari, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Ilocano, Indonesian, Inuinaktun, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Kakwa, Karen, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Kiswahili, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, Low German, Luganda, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Mandarin, Mandinka, Marathi, Micmac, Mien, Min Nan, Mohawk, Moldavian, Mongolian, Nepali, North Slavey, Norwegian, Nuer, Nupe, Nyanja, Ojibway, Ojicree, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese-Azores, Portuguese-Brazilian, Portuguese-Portugal, Punjabi, Pushto, Romanian, Runyankole, Russian, Rutooro, Samoan, Saulteaux, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slavey, Slovakian, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrinya, Toisan, Tongan, Turkish, Twi/Asante, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

 

MCIS Language Services

701 West Georgia Street
Suite 1500
Vancouver  BC  V7Y 1C6

contact:  Jonathan Carreon
phone:  1 888 236-8311 or 416 467-3086

Languages: Acholi, Akan, Afrikaans, Albanian, ASL, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Ashanti, Assyrian, Azary, Azerbaijani, Azery, Bahasa, Belorussian, Bengali, BSL, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Cebuano, Chaldean, Chaochow, Chipewayan, Chiu Chow, Cree, Cree-W Coast Swampy, Cree-James Bay, Cree-Plains, Cree-Woodlands, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Deaf-Community Sign Language, Dene, Dinka, Dholuo, Dogrib, Dutch, Dzongkha, Edo, English, Eritrean, Esan, Estonian, Ewe, Fanti, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, Formosan, French, French-Canadian, Frisian, Fuchownese, Fukianese, Fur, Fuzhou, Ga, Ganda, Georgian, German, Gikuyu, Greek, Gujarati, Gwichin, Hakka, Hareri, Hausa, Havari, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Huizhou, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ibo, Igbo, Ilokano, International Sign Language, Indonesian, Inuinaktun, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kachchi, Kalenjin-Kipsigis, Kalenjin-Nandi, Kannada, Karen, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Krobo, Kiswahili, Kurdish-Kurmandji, Kurdish-Sorani, Kutchi, Laotian, Latvian, Lingala, Lithuanian, LSQ, Low German, Luganda, Macedonian, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Mandarin, Mandingo, Mandinka, Marathi, Mic Mac, Melanesian, Min Nan, Mohawk, Mongolian, Native Sign Languages, Ndebelde, Nepali, Norwegian, Nuer, Nzima, Nyanja, Ojibwa, Oji-Cree, Oromiffa, Oromo, Pangasinense, Pashto, Pidgin English, Pilipino, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese-Azores, Portuguese-Brazilian, Punjabi, Romanian, Runyankore, Russian, Rutooro, Saulteaux, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Shanghaiese, Shilluk, Shona, Sign Supported English, Sicilian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slavey-North, Slavey-South, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tadjiki, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamazight, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tigre, Tigrigna, Toishan, Turkish, Turkmen, Twi, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Vlaams, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Yue, Zulu
 

Languages with Certified Court Interpreters: Arabic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Tamil, and Vietamese

 

Language Marketplace Inc

1055 Canadian Place, Unit 101
Mississauga ON L4W 0C2


contact:  Ema Dantas
phone: 1 888 294-3032

Languages: Afghani, Afrikaans, Albanian, Algonquian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani/Azeri, Belorussian, Bengali, Bicol, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Cebuano, Cree, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, English, Estonian, Fante, Farsi, Finnish, Flemish, Flemish, Foar, Formosan, French, Frisian, Fuchownese, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hakka, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ilocano, Indonesian, Inuktitut, Italian, Japanese, Kakwa, Khmer, Kikongo, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Lugbara, Macedonian, Malay, Mandarin, Min Nan, Moldavian, Nepali, Norwegian, Ojibway, Oji-Cree, Oromo, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Shanghanese, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swampy Cree, Swedish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Turkish, Twi/Asante, Ukrainian, Urdu, Veneto, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

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Important Information

  • This supply arrangement expires April 30, 2018
  • *Pricing information is confidential and must not be shared
  • **To obtain a copy of the complete terms and conditions applying to this supply arrangement, click here

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