Publications, Glossaries and More

Glossaries and vocabularies

One of the mandates of the Translation Bureau is to standardize the terminology used in the federal public service. Over the years, the Bureau has published over 600 glossaries and vocabularies listing terms specific to the various activities areas of the departments.

Most glossaries and vocabularies are provided at no charge. You are welcome to consult them or to download them.

Note: The majority of our glossaries and vocabularies are bilingual (English-French, French-English). Some also include equivalent terms in other languages such as Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, and some are in Aboriginal languages.

Language Update

Language Update, the Translation Bureau's quarterly journal, contains solutions to commonly occurring language problems, tools of the trade and language industry news.

Feel free to consult the latest issue of the journal.

Publications about the Translation Bureau

The Translation Bureau has created fact sheets about frequently requested services and advice. These documents are valuable tools.

The Pavel Terminology Tutorial

ARCHIVED – The Pavel Terminology Tutorial helps you discover the basic principles of terminology research!