Who We Are

The Translation Bureau (TB), founded in 1934, supports the Government of Canada in its efforts to communicate with and provide services for Canadians in their choice of official language.

The TB offers a full, integrated range of language solutions based on its unique government expertise, in addition to unequalled security of supply and the assurance that its clients' documents will be kept confidential.

  • The Translation Bureau is the federal government's centre of expertise in translation, revision and interpretation.
  • It is the authority on language and terminology standardization in the public service.
  • The TB manages TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic database.
  • It provides translation services 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Since 1995, the TB has been a special operating agency (SOA) reporting to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada.