Settlement Support Services

Edmonton Immigrant Services Association - Translation and Interpretation

Search Agency Service

Translates essential documents that newcomers need for settlement and integration into communities.

Service provides:

  • translation services to help newcomers access services provided by the government and other organizations to support settlement
  • in-office Commissioners for Oaths for true copy notarization and oath administration (administers oaths and takes and receives affidavits, declarations, and affirmations that will be used in Alberta)
  • the support of an interpreter to assist clients accessing¬†Edmonton Immigrant Services Association settlement services

Examples of frequently received documents for translation include:

  • birth certificates

  • death certificates

  • divorce certificates

  • driver's licenses and driving records

  • education documents including high school diplomas, college or technical school diplomas, university diplomas, degree certificates, and transcripts

  • employment records

  • marriage certificates

  • police check

  • professional accreditation documents

Does not translate passport stamps, exit / entry records, course descriptions, court decisions, academic papers, newspaper reports, financial reports, or medical reports. Does not provide a certified translator to sign off for translations in situations where an organization requires a certified translator.

Key Provider: volunteers, commissioners for oaths
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • permanent residents of Canada
  • convention refugees or protected persons as defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • individuals who have been selected to become permanent residents
  • refugee claimants
  • naturalized Canadian citizens
Application Process
Service Access: See below, To access service:
  • drop-in translation services are available, but individuals are encouraged to contact service before submitting documents to confirm the processing time and other details
  • contact to make an appointment for certified true copy notarization and oath administration services
  • visit website for more information
When booking an appointment, please note if an interpreter will be needed.Referral Process: No

Waiting Period: Yes,

There is no wait to access service. The translation process usually takes approximately 2 to 8 weeks based on the document size and / or translator availability.

Web Site
Amharic; Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Mandarin; Tigrignia - Staff speak the languages indicated. Document translation or interpretation available from more than 60 languages into English. Contact for more details.
Fee: Yes,

A minimum fee applies to translation services based on the size of the translation request. Payment is only required after the translation is completed. There is no fee for interpretation services. A mimimum fee may be charged for certified true copy notarization and oath administration. Contact for more details. 

Fee Reduction: Yes,

Contact for details.

Membership Fee: No
Wheelchair access: No - Other disabled access: N/A -
Legal Status
Registered Not-For-Profit
Last Updated On
February 24, 2015
10720 113 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5H 3H8
Open in Google Maps
Hours of Operation
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM