Types of mentorship - OTTIAQ

Types of mentorship

Mentorship through a university program

If you are a student in a translation program recognized by OTTIAQ, you can now do your mentorship as part of your degree. The mentorship is integrated into two university courses at most universities. For continuing education students at Université de Montréal, the first part of the mentorship is integrated into the higher level certificates. The second part takes place after university. In most cases, the Translation Bureau mentorship applies. Ask your university for more information.

Mentorship in-house

If you start a job and an OTTIAQ member works for your new company, this person can become your mentor.* While you work on your first projects, your mentor will provide structured coaching based on the criteria of the mentorship program.

Mentorship as a self-employed professional

If you are self-employed, OTTIAQ can find you a mentor. The Order will match you with an experienced member working in the same language combination as you and, if possible, in the same fields. You will have personalized meetings, tailored to your situation and career goals.


Mentorship through the Translation Bureau

If you want to do the translation mentorship program but are not currently working, OTTIAQ has a solution for you. Through an agreement with the Translation Bureau, OTTIAQ will find you a mentor and provide you with texts to translate so that you can participate in the program. OTTIAQ will send you the texts and simulate situations that will cover certain aspects of the professional practice. This means you can start the mentorship as soon as you finish school!


Mentorship through a co-op program

If you are a co-op student, you can do a mentorship as part of your third internship. Co-op interns must be matched with a mentor. Selected by the company, the mentor must be a member of OTTIAQ, have at least five years of professional experience during which the mentor was on the membership roll, and have completed the training on becoming a mentor and the training on ethics, professional conduct and professional practice.

The mentorship through a co-op program works the same as the mentorship in-house. Many interns have already completed the co-op mentorship. It is a great way to get your professional certification at the same time as your degree.