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    Helping Newcomers

    There are many opportunities for businesses, individuals and other organizations to get involved in helping newcomers get settled, find work and become part of our thriving city.

    We provide opportunities for:

    • Businesses to find eligible and talented workers
    • Volunteering in one of our many program options
    • Helping newcomers to learn English

    If you are a business owner or an interested citizen, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us to find out more about how you can help newcomers to Saskatoon settle, connect and belong.

    Are you fluent in a non-English language?

    To meet a growing demand for translation and interpretation services, we continually recruit qualified and experienced individuals.

    If you would like to have an opportunity to use your language skills, we invite you to join us.  Please print and complete the application form and send it with your resume to the email address: translation@sods.sk.ca.

    Translators to English

    We are looking for document translators from the following languages:

    Arabic Bengali Chinese
    French German Greek
    Hindi Italian Persian
    Polish Portuguese Punjabi
    Romanian Russian Spanish
    Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese

    Applicants who meet the following requirements will be considered:

    • Member of ATIS (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan)
    • University degree (studies in the target language)
    • CLB 8 or above in English
    • More than one year’s experience in document translation
    • University degree in translation, interpretation or linguistics a definite asset

    Interpreters

    Anyone wishing to be an interpreter is invited to apply if they are verbally fluent in English and any of the following languages:

    Arabic Amharic Bengali
    Burmese Chinese French
    Hindi Karen Kirundi
    Kurdish Nepali Oromo
    Persian Portuguese Punjabi
    Romanian Russian Somali
    Spanish Swahili Tagalog
    Tigrigna Turkish Ukrainian
    Urdu Vietnamese  

    Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Fluency and proficiency in English and another language
    • LINC 6 or above 
    • Minimum high school diploma
    • Prior interpreting experience
    • Flexible working schedule (between 8:30 and 4:30 p.m. )
    • A Class 5 driver’s licence and own vehicle preferred but not required

     

    Opportunities for Organizations and Businesses

    Our Cultural Bridging team will work with your staff and clients to provide Enhanced Cultural Responsiveness training. Workshops are provided free of charge and will be tailored to your needs in the areas of cultural awareness and diversity. Topics include: cultural competency, cultural diversity, intercultural communication, workplace diversity and cultural-specific information. To learn more about how Cultural Bridging can help your business, please contact us at (306) 653-4464 or culturalbridging@sods.sk.ca.