Translator from English to French

Reference number: SVC17J-018468-000104
Selection process number: 2017-SVC-EA-HQ-305742
Public Services and Procurement Canada – Translation Bureau
Gatineau (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec)
$60,053 to $79,321Closing date: 6 December 2017 – 23:59, Pacific TimeWho can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.


Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) helps the Government of Canada serve Canadians. With a strong focus on quality customer service, we provide innovative common services such as real estate and building management, purchasing, banking, pay, pensions and translation to other government departments, agencies and boards. By providing these centralized services to departments and agencies, we enable them to focus on what they do best: providing their programs and services to Canadians.

As an organization, PSPC strives to give all its employees opportunities to achieve organizational, professional and personal goals in a respectful and inclusive workplace, mobilized and supported by leadership at all levels. For more information on PSPC’s People Management Philosophy and Our Commitments please see the following link:

Work environment

Did you know that Public Services and Procurement Canada was selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 2017? We invite you to join an organization that is committed to ensuring an inclusive workplace and respect for all!

At the Translation Bureau, the Translation and Terminology Centre (TTC) is responsible for translating and revising official documents from different federal departments and agencies, including Global Affairs Canada, Public Safety Canada and the Privy Council Office.

Since these clients often submit requests outside regular working hours, the schedule for this position is from Wednesday to Sunday, from 1 pm to 9 pm.

Please note that the incumbent is entitled to a supplement of $7 per hour between 6 pm and 9 pm from Wednesday to Friday, and from 1 pm to 9 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Intent of the process

The intention of this process is to staff temporary (term) positions. Subsequently, the results of this process may be used to staff similar or identical positions with various tenures (Indeterminate, Term, Acting, Secondment, Assignment and deployment) at the Translation Bureau within Public Services and Procurement Canada.

Positions to be filled: 5

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Bachelor or Master degree in translation from a recognized Canadian university.

Degree equivalency

Degree equivalency

Experience of at least three years of full-time translation from English to French independently and at a rapid pace in an operational environment.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Bilingual – Imperative (P–/PP-)

Information on language requirements

Client Service Competency :
Level 1

Ability to translate quickly, under pressure and within tight deadlines.

Good interpersonal relations

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Experience translating for the federal government.

Conditions of employment

Secret security clearance

The schedule for this position is from Wednesday to Sunday, from 1 pm to 9 pm.

Please note that the incumbent is entitled to a supplement of $7 per hour between 6 pm and 9 pm from Wednesday to Friday, and from 1 pm to 9 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Other information

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

A test may be administered.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

You must be prepared to provide the original or a certified true copy of your educational credentials.

Please note that when the appointment process is finalized, a Notification of Consideration (First Notification) and a Notification of Appointment or Proposal of Appointment (Second Notification) will be posted on It is your responsibility to check for notifications on site to avail yourself of the right to informal discussion with the manager and/or recourse to be submitted to the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board (PSLREB).

Our intention is to communicate with candidates via email. Candidates who apply on this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and to make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide any changes to their personal information to the contact indicated on this job advertisement.

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE. While online application is the preferred method, your application can also be sent by e-mail OR by fax OR by courier, in which case you must indicate the process reference number and your application must be received at the latest on the closing date. You can also send your application by mail in which case it must be postmarked at the latest on the closing date and received within ten (10) calendar days of the closing date.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information

Nancy Boucher,Senior human Resources Assistant Marie-France Ranger, Human Resources Advisor
[email protected] [email protected]