Translator / Editor
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada
Toronto, ON
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada - Communications and Consultations Division
Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec)
RE-04 - NOTE: This position is classified at the RE-04 group and level which is roughly equivalent to the TR-03 group and level.
$68,900 to $88,900
For further information on the organization, please visit Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

Closing date: 3 July 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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Assessment accommodation

The Translator-Editor is responsible for translating a wide variety of complex financial documents from English to French, as well as texts of more general nature, and for revising the work of external translation service providers; they may also be called upon to provide editing, terminology and linguistic services and to help populate an in-house terminology database.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff:
  • 1 indeterminate position in Toronto
  • 1 indeterminate position in Ottawa OR another location (Toronto or Montreal)
  • a 6 month term position in Ottawa OR another location (Toronto or Montreal)
This selection process may be used to establish a pool of qualified candidates, which could be used to staff similar or identical positions with various linguistic profiles and requirements, security profiles and various tenures.
Positions to be filled: 3

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

  • Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a degree in translation or an acceptable combination of education, experience and/or training.
Degree equivalency

  • Recent* and extensive** experience translating technical and corporate documents from English to French
  • Recent* and extensive** experience revising English to French translations of technical and corporate documents
  • Recent: within the last three (3) years
** Extensive: over a minimum of two (2) years

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

  • Professional certification in translation.
Degree equivalency

  • Recent* and extensive** experience translating technical and corporate documents from French to English
  • Recent* and extensive** experience revising French to English translations of technical and corporate documents
  • Experience translating financial sector documentation (e.g. financial reports, actuarial studies)
  • Experience translating Government of Canada documentation
  • Recent: within the last three (3) years
** Extensive: over a minimum of two (2) years

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - Imperative (PPC/PPC)

Information on language requirements

  • Knowledge of theories and practices related to the provision of linguistic services in French and English
  • Knowledge of public communications principles and practices
  • Knowledge of computer assisted translation systems, including translation memories (e.g. Logiterm), and how they are used in a corporate setting
  • Knowledge of the financial sector terminology
  • Results Orientation
  • Service Orientation
  • Collaboration
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

  • Knowledge of federal, provincial and international financial regulatory bodies
  • In order to meet the organization’s employment equity objectives in support of a diversified workforce, ‘right fit’ selection for this position may be made from among qualified candidates who self-declare as being Persons with a disability or Aboriginal peoples.
  • Willingness and ability to work overtime when required (occasional)
  • Willingness and ability to travel within Canada (occasional)
Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

In order for your application to be considered, you must submit a completed questionnaire. You will be required to demonstrate how you meet the education and experience criteria (essential and asset) for the initial screening, in answering online screening questions. It is NOT sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather, you must clearly demonstrate HOW, WHEN and WHERE the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Information on your described education and experience provided in the screening questions should be supported by your résumé. Please note that your ability to communicate effectively in writing will be assessed throughout the application. Therefore, we recommend you use complete sentences where appropriate. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process.

A written examination may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

Reference checks may be sought.

Please note that OSFI has offices located in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. If you are screened in, you may be required to travel to one of these locations to complete assessment (exam, interview, etc.).

Candidates invited to an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only). Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Candidates must meet all of the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position. A candidate may be appointed to a position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed.

Depending on the requirements of the position(s) being staffed from this process, for current or future vacancies, any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements, and organizational needs may be applied at the time of staffing. Candidates may be contacted and assessed against these criteria at any time during this process.

Achieving a representative workforce has been identified as an organizational need and may be applied in this appointment process. If this criterion is used, only those who have indicated that they are members of the specified designated group(s) will be considered.
A top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail (including sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

All job applications must be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS). Do not fax or mail hard copy documents as these will not be accepted. To submit an application online, please click on the button "apply now".

If you do not have Internet access in your home or through friends, relatives or neighbours, here are some suggested locations: campus career centers, libraries, community centers, Internet cafés and Services Canada. You may also call 1-800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), or TTY 1-800-926-9105, for information on the nearest public Internet access locations.

Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Applicants with disabilities: If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including technical aid to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please inform us by sending an e-mail to the following address:

As a Separate Agency, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) appoints employees in accordance with the Public Service Employment Act (PSEA). OSFI is named in Schedule V of the Financial Administration Act (FAA) and it offers the same pension and benefits plans as the core Federal Public Service. In addition to this, OSFI employees obtain a minimum of 4 weeks of vacation leave per year, earn a competitive salary, and are eligible for an annual performance bonus.

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.