The Conference Interpreting employment at York University outlook for conference interpreters is extremely positive. The majority of interpreters working today belong to the baby boom generation, which means that they have reached or are reaching retirement age. Moreover, the demand for qualified conference interpreters is very high, and it is only expected to grow. Around the world, the bodies that employ in-house interpreters are taking special measures to recruit a new generation of professionals.
There are also ample opportunities for freelance interpreters. Many freelancers earn their living from government contracts—staff interpreters alone cannot keep up with demand—and there are also very lively parapublic and private sector markets in Canada. Any union, association, bank, insurance company or other corporation that has a national profile will need to hire freelance interpreters for the press conferences, internal meetings, conventions, webcasts and teleconferences that they organize.
The MCI at Glendon is focused on Canada’s official languages, English and French. However, since interpreters who want to work abroad need a minimum of three working languages, the MCI also enables students to train with other language pairs as well. Language pairs include: English/Spanish; English/Portuguese; English/Mandarin.
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- Interpreting Studies
- Conference Interpreting
- Court Interpreting
- Healthcare Interpreting
- Documentation & Professional Practice
- 24 months
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DisciplinesLanguages View 61 other Masters in Languages in Canada
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- We work with Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. You should be a native speaker of one of these languages, and you should have a near-native command of at least one of the others.
- Resumé or CV
- Statement of Interest
- An entrance examination is required.
International13836 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6918 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National4374 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2187 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.