Interpreters needed in Central Region (Toronto and GTA)

​The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is currently looking for interpreters at its Central office (Toronto and GTA).

Interpreters provide interpretation services as an independent contractor as and when needed by the IRB. Your task as an interpreter is to interpret all dialogue during the proceedings. You will have to interpret the language of the person who is subject of the proceedings into English or French and vice-versa, using consecutive interpretation.

Hourly rate: $32​/hour

The following languages/dialects are urgently needed:

  • Afrikaans
  • Albanian
  • Arabic (Algeria, Chad, Morocco, Tunisia)
  • Azeri (Azerbaijan, Iran)
  • Bai Yun
  • Bajuni
  • Bamileke
  • Bassa (Cameroon)
  • Bemba
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan (Spain)
  • Dazaga (Gorane)
  • Edo
  • Fujian
  • Fulani
  • Fuqing
  • Fuzhou
  • Georgian
  • Hakka
  • Hassaniyya (Mauritania)
  • Hausa (Ghana, Nigeria)
  • Igbo
  • Indonesian
  • Ishan
  • Kikuyu
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Korean (North and South)
  • Kurdish-Kurmanji
  • Kurdish-Sorani (Iraq)
  • Laotian
  • Lingala
  • Low German
  • Lovari
  • Malayalam
  • Mandingo (West Africa)
  • Otjiherero (Namibia)
  • Pidgin English (Liberia, Cameroon)
  • Punjabi (India)
  • Roma/Romani
  • Romanian
  • Serbo-Croatian
  • Sinhalese
  • Slovenian
  • Somali (Djibouti)
  • Soninke
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Toisan
  • Turkish
  • Uighur/Uyghur (China, Turkey)
  • Ukwuani
  • Vietnamese (North and South)
  • Wolof
  • Yoruba

The Central Region is also in regular need of Interpreters fluent in the following languages/dialects

Candidates MUST meet the following criteria to be considered

  • Canadian citizen (or permanent resident on an exceptional basis)
  • Secondary education
  • Ability to obtain security clearance (to be processed by the IRB)

Additional information

  • Various evaluations (interpretation abilities, sight translation and official languages) will be administered by the IRB.

To Apply

Send a résumé and a completed Interpreter Application Form (PDF, 81.2 KB) by:

  • Fax: 416-952-9184
  • E-mail: or
  • Regular mail:Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
    Attention: Interpreter Recruitment
    74 Victoria St. Suite #400,
    Toronto, Ontario, M5C 3C7

Due to a high volume of expected interest, only those individuals who meet the essential qualifications will be contacted.

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