Become a Mentor

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE

Eligibility

To become a mentor, you must:

      • practise the same profession as the applicant;
      • have at least five years of relevant experience;
      • have been on the Order’s membership roll for at least five years;
      • never have been subject to any penalty imposed by the Order’s Disciplinary Council or another disciplinary body, other than the penalty under section 156(a) of the Professional Code;
      • never have been required by the Board of Directors to complete a refresher course or training and never have had your right to practise restricted or suspended under the Professional Code.

The mentorship program is available to both employees and self-employed individuals. Keep in mind, however, that the program is not an internship. If you are mentoring a self-employed applicant, you are not responsible for providing your mentee with the required amount of work during the program. It is up to the mentee to meet that requirement.

 

YOUR ROLE AS A MENTOR

      • Share your knowledge and experience and guide your mentees to help them develop autonomy and the skills they need to practise their profession.
      • Evaluate your mentee’s work and produce monthly evaluation reports (you will be required to evaluate a sample of about 1,000 words per month, selected at random from the 5,000 words provided by your mentee).

At the end of the program, you will be required to assess the mentee’s fitness to practise the profession according to recognized standards and make a recommendation to the Certification Committee within one month of program completion.

As a mentor, you are required to meet with your mentee once a month and provide about 20 hours of mentorship over six months.

On-the-job mentorship

If you have just hired a recent graduate or an intern for a few months, the mentorship program could be an interesting option for you.

In addition to helping one of your employees become a certified member of the Order, you will have access to a detailed evaluation form to make it easier for your employee to learn the ins and outs of the profession.

To become a mentor, you must attend a short training session at OTTIAQ headquarters once your application has been approved. You must also take the course on ethics and professional standards of practice if you have not already done so.

Mentorship for self-employed professionals

Would you like to share your experience with a newcomer to the language profession? The mentorship program is a great opportunity for both mentor and mentee to engage in constructive discussions about every aspect of the profession.

To become a mentor, you must attend a short training session at OTTIAQ headquarters once your application has been approved. You must also take the course on ethics and professional standards of practice if you have not already done so.

Co-op mentorship

If you have hired a co-op student who is completing a third work term, the mentorship program could be an interesting option for you.

In addition to helping your intern become a certified member of the Order, you will have access to a detailed evaluation form developed with universities that offer a co-op program to make it easier for your intern to learn the ins and outs of the profession.

To become a mentor, you must attend a short training session at OTTIAQ headquarters once your application has been approved. You must also take the course on ethics and professional standards of practice if you have not already done so.

 

COMPENSATION

Mentor fees are $400 per mentee, payable to you by the Order after submission of the final report.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Send your résumé to Hélène Gauthier, Manager - Professional Affairs.

By mail: 
Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec
1108-2021, avenue Union
Montréal (Québec)  H3A 2S9

By email: hgauthier@ottiaq.org

 

For more information:

Please email Hélène Gauthier or call 514-845-4411 or 1-800-265-4815, ext. 224.

 

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