Competition number: R2006564
Position title: English to French Translator/Reviser
Duration: Full time
Employment type: Permanent position with a one-year probation period
Work Location: Telework until the end of October
Lévis or Montréal, depending on the candidate’s preference
Deadline Date: 2020-07-7

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

As an English to French translator/reviser, you translate a wide variety of internal and external documents from English to French, including marketing materials, contracts, correspondence, business requirements, training materials and internal communications. Daily work will include a considerable amount of editing and proof-reading.

Daily work may also include editing, writing, inter-revision and providing guidance to internal clients.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Translates, edits and proof-reads the organization’s documents, including many strategic documents that have a significant impact on the Desjardins brand and image
  • Completes work as assigned by project manager(s) in line with productivity and quality targets
  • Uses suitable terminology for the financial services and insurance sector
  • Assures the quality of work done by internal colleagues and external suppliers
  • Often supports and advises clients
  • Carries out French terminology and linguistic research, to ensure linguistic consistency across the organization
  • Helps develop work methods and tools, along with other specialists in the field. Conducts follow-ups and recommends improvements to work methods and procedures
  • Develops and disseminates editing and translation standards and helps develop French versions and adaptations of slogans, signatures and themes created for Desjardins Group’s advertising and institutional communications
  • Provides support to internal partners and external providers as needed. Helps develop the terminological lexicon and style guide used by the Linguistics team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation or in a related field
  • A minimum of four years of a relevant experience in financial translation
  • Solid proof-reading experience
  • Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered
  • Have a professional certification (Canadian Editors’ Association, ATIO or OTTIAQ) (an asset))
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required

Specific knowledge

  • Excellent command of French and English (written and oral)

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

  • Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

  • Ambiguity, Business insight, Collaborates, Decision quality, Interpersonal Savvy, Tech savvy

Other working conditions

Work location: Telework until the end of October.  Lévis or Montréal, depending on the candidate’s preference

Permanent position with a one-year probation period

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