Apply By: Friday, June 10, 2022 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

Approximately 51 individuals applied for this opportunity.

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Ministry of the Attorney General
Office of the Legislative Counsel
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
02794 - Translator 3
$1,443.29 - $1,806.69 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Consider this challenging opportunity with the Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Legislative Counsel, to translate Ontario bills and regulations into French. The Office of Legislative Counsel provides legislative drafting and translation services to Ministers of the Crown and Members of the Legislature for bills and to applicants for private bills, and also provides legislative drafting and translation services for regulations.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• Translate complex statutes, bills and regulations which include legal, specialized and technical terminology
• Research terms and phrases to ensure accuracy and obtain clarification from English-language drafters
• Ensure uniformity of style and language by accessing similar provisions in other statutes, bills and regulations
• Liaise with linguistic advisors and bilingual counsel to clarify intended legal terms and concepts, and determine appropriate words or terminology
• Participate in developing and updating French legislative terminology for Ontario
• Respond to inquiries and provide consultation to government officials, members of the legal profession, publishers and the public regarding legislative terminology and French language usage for Ontario statutes, bills and regulations
• Maintain accurate records of time spent translating documents for invoicing and billing purposes

How do I qualify?


• You must possess oral and written French language skills at the superior level. Your proficiency level will be confirmed before hire.

Technical Knowledge:

• You have the appropriate French and English proficiency level to translate legislation (i.e. statutes, bills and regulations) from English to French
• You are able to apply knowledge of translation practices and principles for selecting precise language, appropriate style and structure to ensure the correct interpretation of English text and that the meaning and intent of the original texts are preserved
• You are able to acquire and apply knowledge of legal and technical terminology to ensure accurate translation of terms
• You are proficient with computer software programs (i.e. Word, Excel and Outlook) including word-processing, database programs and Internet applications, and are familiar with computer assisted translation tools (e.g. Logiterm, MultiTrans, Fusion or Trados).

Essential Skills:

• You demonstrate analytical and evaluative skills to determine which existing provisions can be directly applied or adapted to current documents and ensure consistent language for all statutes, bills and regulations
• You are able to research electronic terminology, style guides, and consult with legal and linguistic experts to verify meaning and intent and ensure they are maintained
• You have strong oral and written communication skills to explain problematic legal terms and concepts, and ensure that accurate vocabulary, legal and technical terminology, and grammar and sentence structure are used when translating statutes, bills and regulations
• You are able to prioritize assignments for each of the statutes, bills or regulations while meeting conflicting deadlines
• You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and in a team

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit theOPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:

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Posted on:
Friday, May 27, 2022
  • This ad is also available in French.
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • T-AG-182384/22
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 10, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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