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Title:  Translator





Requisition ID: 66713


Join the Global Community of Scotiabankers to help customers become better off.


Translate from English to French a variety of texts using sound knowledge of banking practices and the legal framework, as well as areas such as economics, accounting, finance, IT, insurance, investment, credit, marketing, human resources, etc.


  1. Translate and adapt texts from English to French in a variety of fields, including economics, advertisements and administration. Ensure that the style is clear, the message from the original English text is conveyed into French, and deadlines are met.
  2. Translate using translation tools. If required, contact the requestor to obtain further information about the request when all relevant details are not provided or interpretation issues arise. 
  3. Conduct the necessary research to justify the use of terminology specific to certain texts and contribute to the department’s terminology database on a continuous basis.
  4. Provide high-quality services to partners by meeting or exceeding Service Level Agreements.
  5. Consult with other members of the department regarding terminology, work with colleagues on larger projects with tight deadlines and, in general, contribute to maintaining a harmonious work environment. Contribute to the effective functioning of the department by following the established administrative procedures.



This position requires the following:

  • Minimum 5-8 years of experience as a translator  
  • Thorough knowledge of French and English
  • Sound knowledge of the translation process (university degree in translation)
  • Working knowledge of the banking environment/bank products and services
  • Good knowledge of translation and standard IT tools
  • Ability to manage several priorities simultaneously 


This position requires the following skills and experience:

  • Accuracy and thoroughness (level 2) – Keep himself/herself accountable of work done, ensuring it is completed correctly, thoroughly and is of a high quality.
  • Customer focused (level 1) – Provide service meeting the ScotiaService standards. Provide courteous and warm service. Timely reply to information requests or complaints from partners.
  • Efficiency (level 5) – Find ways to accomplish the most with the available amount of time and resources. Improve his/her personal effectiveness and productivity by proper time management.
  • Team focus (level 3) – Work effectively with others to achieve common objectives. Help integrate and sustain goals, roles, and responsibilities of the team. Help maintain a good team spirit.
  • Development (level 3) – Keep informed of the latest news in his/her area of work by reading specialized articles and journals. Determine his/her needs for professional development and take appropriate steps to meet them.



The incumbent works in an office environment. The position is primarily non-physical with intermittent periods of sitting. Long periods of concentration are required while working on monitors and verifying the accuracy of documents. There can be stress resulting from tight deadlines and critical service obligations and requirements. The incumbent occasionally works overtime.



Location(s):  Montreal,Quebec

As Canada’s International Bank, we are a leader when it comes to inclusion. We are a diverse and global team, speaking more than 100 languages with backgrounds from more than 120 countries. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly.  If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.



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