The McGill School of Continuing Studies Partners with the Translation Bureau of Canada to Prepare the Next Generation of Canada’s Legal Translators

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New partnership provides opportunities for current and aspiring legal translators to enhance their skills and meet the growing demand for qualified legal translators in Canada

On July 15, 2021, the McGill School of Continuing Studies and the Translation Bureau of Canada finalized an agreement that aims to reinforce standards of excellence in the field of translation and better prepare the next generation of legal translators in Canada.   

As part of the partnership, the Translation Bureau will offer internships to graduate students of the McGill Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation each semester to enable them to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice and gain real-world experience with the country’s largest employer of professional translators. Additionally, thanks to the partnership, employees of the Translation Bureau will be exempt from the entrance exam normally required for admission into the program, allowing them easier access to this cutting-edge diploma.  

To promote their shared commitment to innovating and preparing the workforce of the future, the McGill School of Continuing Studies and the Translation Bureau will now jointly participate in activities to help students discover and better understand the professional realities of this critical field.  

The only program of its kind in North America, McGill’s Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation is a fully online program designed to train the next generation of Canadian legal translators and jurilinguists. Combined with McGill’s highly qualified instructors, a leading-edge curriculum, and a convenient online format, this new partnership will provide our students with top-tier legal translation training and real-word experiences for years to come.  

Learn more about  McGill’s Graduate Diploma in Legal Translation at 


About the Translation Bureau of Canada 

The Translation Bureau is a federal institution within the Public Services and Procurement Canada portfolio. It supports the Government of Canada in its efforts to serve and communicate with the public in both official languages. 

About the McGill School of Continuing Studies 

Situated in the heart of Montreal of McGill’s downtown campus, the McGill School of Continuing Studies exists to create skilled, future-ready leaders who can thrive in a rapidly changing world. 

With over 70 programs in more than 30 subjects and offering pathways to 25 critical professional designations, the School attracts over 6000 students from over 130 countries each year. From ages 18 – 99, our students choose the School’s practical and innovative programs, courses and workshops to gain the knowledge and skills they need to launch a career, accelerate their career advancement, or reinvent themselves to switch into an entirely new field. 

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