DEMAND FOR TRAINED COURT INTERPRETERS
Work for Aquinas Graduates
Aquinas Institute nor Aquinas Legal Interpreters do not guarantee work to Aquinas graduates due to the fact that they cannot control if and when the clients will request a certain foreign language. However, graduates are given work priority. For the year 2019 we pay the high rate of $45.00/hr. with guaranteed minimum 2 hours of pay per half day work assignment and minimum 4 hours of pay per full day work assignment when you work for us.
As a graduate, you also have the opportunity to work for the BC Courts directly based on foreign language demand and other criteria set by the Court Services Branch of the B.C. Ministry of Attorney-General in Victoria, BC. In 2018 the BC Court Services Branch established a new Court Interpreter Program in which court interpreters are classified in different levels. We believe that this new program is fair and will benefit many court interpreters.
Additional opportunities include interpreting in courtrooms in other provinces in Canada, England and your own native country.
Opportunities beyond the courtroom also exist for those who complete our training. Our graduates can be found working for the Government of Alberta, the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba, legal firms, social service agencies, community service agencies, interpreting service agencies, private corporations in Canada and abroad.