The mentorship program is the right option for you if:
To qualify for the program, you must be a salaried employee, self-employed professional or co-op student (third work term).
A program designed for graduates
How do you build a loyal client base? How do you organize your office to protect the confidentiality of your records? What resources can you use to improve your translations? How much do translators earn? How much do freelancers charge? Whatever your questions, our mentorship program will help you find the answers you are looking for. And that’s not all!
A gateway to early certification
In addition to helping you kickstart your professional career, the mentorship program leads to certification and the official recognition of your skills. Certification will get you noticed and help you stand out among your peers. That’s a tremendous edge in a competitive job market!
What’s more, by enrolling in the mentorship program, you automatically obtain Certification Candidate status. Certification candidates have access to the Order’s extranet and can register at member rates for most activities organized by the Order.
Overseen by the Order, the mentorship program is intended to help candidates fully understand what their profession involves in terms of standards, rules, tools, responsibilities and academic qualifications. Under the program, mentees are paired with an experienced certified member (mentor), who will provide guidance and support to help them achieve their goals.
How the program works:
Aspects covered by the mentorship program include:
To qualify for the mentorship program, you must be a salaried employee, self-employed professional or co-op intern (third work term).
Finished your degree and found a job in the language industry? If your supervisor is a member of the Order, he or she can become your mentor. That way, you will receive guidance and training in accordance with mentorship program requirements as you begin your career.
What better way to learn than through one-on-one meetings tailored to your needs and career goals?
Mentorship for self-employed professionals
Self-employed? Let OTTIAQ find you a mentor. We will match you with an experienced certified member who works in the same language combination as you and, if possible, in the same fields. What better way to learn than through one-on-one meetings tailored to your needs and career goals?
Co-op student? Get on the fast track by completing the mentorship program during your third work term. As a co-op intern, you will be matched with a mentor who is a certified member of the Order and has at least five years of experience (five years on the membership roll). The mentor is chosen by the company providing the internship and must complete the mentor training and the course on ethics and professional standards of practice. Co-op mentorship works the same way as on-the-job mentorship. It’s a great way to earn your certification at the same time as your degree. Sign up now and enjoy all the benefits!
Mentees are responsible for their training and successful completion of the mentorship program. They must translate at least 5,000 words per month in a working situation for their mentor before their monthly meeting.
Mentees must meet their mentor at least once a month, for six consecutive months.
Mentees must be proactive and do what it takes to achieve program objectives, including asking questions, doing research, finding information, observing, and seeking feedback from their mentor. They must also make sure that their mentor sends their evaluations to the Admissions Secretary on time.
Mentors are experienced OTTIAQ-certified members who are willing to share their knowledge and experience with mentees.
The Order pairs mentees with mentors who work in the same areas (translation, terminology) and language combinations and, wherever possible, in the same fields.
Would you like to become a mentor? Go to the Becoming a Mentor section to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of a mentor and find out how you can apply.
If you are a salaried employee or a co-op intern on a work term, your supervisor could become your mentor provided that he or she is a member of OTTIAQ and has completed the mentor training. In this case, you would have to pay only $200 plus tax to enroll in the mentorship program.*
If you are self-employed, OTTIAQ will find a mentor for you. Program fees in this case are $600, plus tax, and they include the mentor’s fee.
Additionally, like any individual applying for certification, you will have to pay the application fee ($169 + taxes) and the fee for the course on ethics and professional standards of practice ($179 + taxes). An instalment payment plan is available.
* Certain conditions apply.
For more information, please email Bénédicte Assogba, Certification Coordinator, or call 514-845-4411, ext. 231.