Translator - Reviser


Ottawa, ON, CA, K1G 4J5 Edmonton, AB, CA, T6G 2R8 Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 2M1 Saint John, New Brunswick, CA, E2K 0H6 Sudbury, ON, CA, P3A 5W8 Winnipeg, MB, CA, R3E 3R4 Ancaster, ON, CA, L9K 1S4 Brampton, ON, CA, L6T 5M1 London, ON, CA, N6J 2N4 St. John's, NL, CA, A1B 3Z9 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CA, B3B 0H7 Calgary, AB, CA, T3N 1S5 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA, V6H 2N9 Sudbury, ON, CA, P3C 1V4

Please note this role will work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate must be located near a Canadian Blood Services site and will be working a mixture of on-site and off-site work based on the parameters for our operations to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities. Currently, employees are expected to have an in-person presence for at least 40% of their work time. This requirement may vary depending upon circumstances.


​Job category: Communications, marketing and public affairs
Job posting ID: 5718


​Employment status: Temporary full-time
Position's anticipated start date: 2024-06-03 
Position's anticipated end date: 2025-05-06 


Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary/Rate of pay: $68,206 - $80,931


Application deadline: 2024-05-17 
Application requirements:

  • Your up-to-date resume..
  • We recommend you save a copy of the job posting for reference throughout the recruitment process.


Do you currently work for Canadian Blood Services? All employees must apply via the internal career page.


Together, we can make all the difference in the lives of others.


Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving lives. Thousands of patients depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues. 


If you are looking for a rewarding experience with a values and mission-driven team, join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference.


We acknowledge that the work of Canadian Blood Services spans many Territories and Treaty areas across the country, and we are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who have guided us in this important work. We recognize the land and waters that have inspired our work and offer gratitude to those Indigenous peoples on whose territory we work, live and play.


About the role
Canadian Blood Services is looking for a Temporary Full-time Translator - Reviser to join our dynamic Communications team.
The Communications team is responsible for managing all aspects of communication for Canadian Blood Services to both internal and external stakeholders. This includes creating and disseminating messages, coordinating with various departments, managing public relations efforts, handling media relations, crafting visual and written content, and ensuring that communication strategies align with the organization's goals and values.

In this role, you will provide translation, revision, proofreading, and basic subtitling services of general documents as well as specialized documents (medical, scientific, technical, marketing, and communications) from English to French and occasionally from French to English. You will conduct research, establish terminology, collaborate with other departments on special projects, and occasionally coordinate the work of the translation unit with clients.

Formula for success:

  • Leveraging your skills in translation, you will translate, with minimal supervision and within the established timelines, a variety of texts intended for health professionals or the general public such as news releases, web pages, marketing material, technical reports, instructions, annual reports, medical letters, research summaries, etc. from English to French and occasionally from French to English.
  • Utilizing your expertise in revision, you will revise, with minimal supervision and within the established timelines, texts translated by external and internal translators.
  • Applying your attention to detail in proofreading, you will proofread the French version of documents to be published and/or posted on the web.
  • Implementing your knowledge in terminology management, you will establish French terminology and create terminology records in the database.
  • Employing your communication skills, you will liaise with internal clients and external service providers.
  • Drawing on your extensive experience in translation, you will act as a corporate resource for questions related to translation.

Desired education and skills 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Translation from a recognized academic institution (from English to French).
  • Certification from a recognized translators’ association is an asset (OTTIAQ, ATIO, CTINB, etc.).
  • Minimum five years translation experience, preferably in the health sector or a related field.
  • One year of revision experience.
  • Superior organizational skills along with an attention to details are also required.
  • Excellent computer skills are necessary and proficiency with Microsoft Office and a translation software is a must. Experience with Logiterm and Flowfit is a definite asset.
  • Must be able to take direction from numerous people, work under time constraints, independently or within a team, handle numerous projects simultaneously and adjust to changing priorities.

What we offer you

  • Percentage in lieu of vacation.
  • Percentage in lieu of benefits.
  • Annual performance award up to 6%. 
  • Defined benefit pension plan. 
  • Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources. 

What you can expect 

  • This role will work in a hybrid environment with requirements to be onsite at a Canadian Blood Services location 40% of the time/2 days of the week. 
  • You will work Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week, 7.5 hours per day.  
  • If you are located outside of Ottawa, you may be expected to travel to our head office location in Ottawa – 1800 Alta Vista Drive, quarterly for in-person team meetings when required.

Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.  


Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.


If this role resonates with you, we encourage you to apply by providing your up-to-date resume. This could be your first step towards a meaningful and inspiring career. Come to work each day knowing that you save lives. 


We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.