Translators Associations North America: CTTIC

Contributing to high quality inter-language and intercultural communication

Translators Associations North America: CTTICBased in Ontario, the Canadian Translators, Terminologist and Interpreters Council (CTTIC) was established in 1970 and is the legal successor of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of Canada (STIC), which had been founded in 1956.

This translators association is now a federation of eight provincial and territorial bodies, two of which, the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) and the Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ) are its founding members.

In fact, this Canadian translators association is generally recognized as the national body representing professional translators, interpreters and terminologists.

CTTIC’s mission is to maintain and promote national standards in translation, interpretation and terminology and ensure quality communication across linguistic and cultural communities.


CTTIC is responsible for the application of uniform standards for professional certification across Canada and administers the various exams that confer the right to use the following titles, granted by the provincial regulatory bodies for these professions: “certified translator”, “certified terminologist”, “certified interpreter”, “certified conference interpreter” and “certified court interpreter”.

Note that three certification mechanisms are used in Canada: certification on dossier, certification by mentorship and the certification exam. Currently, only Québec and New Brunswick offer certification by mentorship.

CTTIC is a member of the following organizations: Corporation of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of New Brunswick (CTINB); Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA); Association of Translators and Interpreters of Manitoba (ATIM); Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan (ATIS); Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC); Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS); and Nunavut Interpreters/Translators Association.

Keep in mind that Canada’s two main languages are English and French and about a third of the Canadian population lives in Ontario, one of the ten provinces of Canada and the most populous one in the country. Around the world, there are around 328 million native English speakers (the actual figures are estimated to be much higher), whereas French native speakers are about 125 millions.

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