Become An Interpreter (Online Application Form)

Apply using the Online Application Form

Language Interpreter Core Training


First Name
Last Name
Phone 1 (home/cell/work)*
Phone 2 (home/cell/work)



Street Address
State / Province / Region
ZIP / Postal Code
Country of Origin*

Gender (I identify as)*
FemaleMaleOther (I prefer not to disclose)

Date of Birth (optional)


Languages (Comma separated values)

Please list languages and dialects in which you can interpret. List your BEST language first. List ONLY the languages in which you are fully fluent and willing to be tested.

Educational Background*

File upload

Please include: Degree/Diploma/Certificate - Field - Where Completed - When

Describe your experience as an interpreter and any training that you had*

Please include any informal experience (e.g. interpreting for family members)

List last three countries of residence*

Please specify: Country - From/to (years) - Language(s) spoken by you in that country.

Since when have you lived in Ottawa?*


If not a citizen or landed immigrant, are you eligible to work in Canada?*

Availability for training program*

PLEASE NOTE: If your application and resume pass the initial screening, you will be invited for an interview at IWSO. To be eligible for training, you will be required to pass a test of interpreting abilities (ILSAT) and provide proof that you do not have an unpardoned criminal offence in Canada, both at your own expense. If selected for training, you will be informed of the training program schedules and costs (as applicable). Please hold CTRL key to select multiple choices.

Why do you want to become a language interpreter at IWSO?*

How did you hear about this program?*


If you have been employed or worked as volunteer in Canada, please provide at least one employment or volunteer service reference. Please include: Name, Organization, Phone, Email, Address, Relationship.

Other documents*

Please attach any other documents relevant to your application: resume, work authorization (if applicable), copy of certificates in interpretation and / or translation etc.