Part-timeLegal Interpretation and Translation Certificate (Mandarin Chinese/English)

SFU offers the only legal interpretation and translation certificate program in Canada. In only 10 months part-time, you’ll graduate ready to work as an in-demand Mandarin Chinese/English translator or interpreter specializing in the legal field. You’ll also be well prepared for the exam to be nationally certified as a court interpreter.



10 courses

Finish in 10 months

Sep 2021–Jun 2022

Why this program?

  • Complete the program in 10 months ready to work as a legal interpreter or translator
  • Get hands-on training in the field by observing court proceedings in action
  • Be ready to take the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC) exam for national certification as a court interpreter
  • Graduate with a certificate that confers SFU alumni status

Employment facts

  • Canada forecasts 8,100 new job openings in interpretation and translation between 2019 and 2028
  • High demand for Mandarin/English interpreters and translators in B.C.
  • Strongest employment prospects for professionals with specialized training in legal or scientific fields
  • Legal interpreters and translators commonly employed by law firms, businesses, government agencies, international organizations and specialized translation and interpretation agencies
  • Across Canada, wages for an interpreter or translator reach an average high of about $43/hour