Translation / Traduction

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BA, iBA Bilingual, iBA Trilingual
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Small classes (groups of only 25 Anglophone and Francophone students) provide an ideal setting for learning and mastering skills of translation.

Unique in Southern Ontario, our program addresses a significant shortage of English, French and Spanish translators in Canada. Our graduates work for the United Nations, the Government of Canada, law firms, publishing houses and more. They have also developed careers in editing, writing and teaching.

Stay ahead of the curve

Gain experience and earn course credits by participating in an internship with the provincial or federal government, the private sector, or with other organizations. As a Translation student, you’ll forge a strong professional network and will obtain a free membership to the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario with access to all its services, job postings, workshops and networking opportunities.

Unique dans le sud de l’Ontario, notre programme répond à une pénurie importante de traducteurs vers l’anglais, le français et l’espagnol, au Canada. Nos diplômés travaillent pour l’ONU, le gouvernement du Canada, des cabinets juridiques, des maisons d’édition et ailleurs ; ils font aussi carrière dans la rédaction et l’enseignement. 

Prenez une longueur d’avance

Acquerrez une expérience pratique et obtenez des crédits en participant à un stage auprès du gouvernement fédéral ou provincial, d’entreprises du secteur privé ou d’autres organisations. Vous établirez un solide réseau de contacts professionnels, et vous pourrez obtenir gratuitement votre adhésion à l’Association des traducteurs et interprètes de l’Ontario et aurez ainsi accès à tous les services, offres d’emplois, ateliers et activités de réseautage que l’Association met à la disposition de ses membres.

Sample Schedule (First-year)

  • The Literary Text: Genres and Approaches
  • Introduction to Translation into English
  • Comparative Stylistics - English and French
  • Pratiques de rédaction : l'argumentation

Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • translator
  • blogger
  • media correspondent

Internationalize your degree

The iBA Bilingual / iBA Trilingual degree program(s) reflect York's commitment to internationalization and requires you to acquire an international language and to gain international experience on exchange at one of York University's partner institutions abroad. You will benefit from enhanced interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge, which are important components of the department's academic focus. Visit the International program page for more information.

BAGlendon

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • French 30
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • French 30
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • French 12
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • French 12
  • And three additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
  • Terminale English
  • To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Baccalauréat Général
  • Terminale English
  • To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
    • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
    • Some programs require a higher GPA.
  • Senior-level French
  • iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
    • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
    • Some programs require a higher GPA.
  • Senior-level French
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
    • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
  • 2-unit French
  • iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
    • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
  • 2-unit French
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • French / français
  • And nine additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • One year of CEGEP
  • 2 semesters of English/anglais
  • French / français
  • And nine additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • Grade 12 French
  • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
  • Grade 12 French
  • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
  • Senior-level French
  • To be considered for this program, minimum 4.5 or 80% average is required in the final year of senior studies.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 4.5 or 80% average in the final year of senior studies.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Lise Diplomasi
  • Senior-level French
  • To be considered for this program, minimum 4.5 or 80% average is required in the final year of senior studies.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 4.5 or 80% average in the final year of senior studies.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
  • A-level French
  • To gain admission to this program, minimum average of B is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of B.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
  • A-level French
  • To gain admission to this program, minimum average of B is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of B.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • Twelfth Year French
  • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • Twelfth Year French
  • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
  • Standard or higher-level French
  • To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 30 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 30.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
  • Standard or higher-level French
  • To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 30 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 30.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • Grade XII French
  • To be considered for this program, minimum 70 average in XII is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 70 average in XII.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of one of the following:
    • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
    • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
    • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
    • Intermediate Examination Certificate
    • Pre-University Examination Certificate
  • Grade XII French
  • To be considered for this program, minimum 70 average in XII is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 70 average in XII.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • French 40S
  • And three additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Manitoba High School Diploma
  • English 40S
  • French 40S
  • And three additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • French 121 or 122 or French Immersion 120
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 120, 121 or 122
  • French 121 or 122 or French Immersion 120
  • And four additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • French 3200 or 3201
  • And seven additional credits at the 3000 level
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 3201
  • French 3200 or 3201
  • And seven additional credits at the 3000 level
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • French 12
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
  • English 12
  • French 12
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (university preparatory academic or advanced)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • French 30
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • French 30
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • French 30
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • French 30
  • And three additional academic courses numbered 30 or 31
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • 4U English (ENG4U, EAE4U or equivalent)
  • 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, FEF4U or equivalent)
  • And four additional 4U or M courses
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
    OUAC code YGL

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • 4U English (ENG4U, EAE4U or equivalent)
  • 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, FEF4U or equivalent)
  • And four additional 4U or M courses
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.
    OUAC code YGG (Bilingual iBA)
    OUAC code YGH (Trilingual iBA)

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U English (ENG4U, EAE4U or equivalent)
  • 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, FEF4U or equivalent)
  • Translation exam
  • OUAC code YGL (BA Upper-year Entry)
    OUAC code YGR (BA Accelerated (Second) Degree)

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
  • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U English (ENG4U, EAE4U or equivalent)
  • 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, FEF4U or equivalent)
  • Translation exam
  • BAGlendon

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • Requirements for admission:
  • 4U English (ENG4U, EAE4U or equivalent)
  • 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, FEF4U or equivalent)
  • Translation exam
  • iBAGlendon

    To be considered a mature student, you must:
  • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
  • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
  • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
  • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
  • Requirements for admission:
  • 4U English (ENG4U, EAE4U or equivalent)
  • 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, FEF4U or equivalent)
  • Translation exam
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U English (ENG4U, EAE4U or equivalent)
  • 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, FEF4U or equivalent)
  • Translation exam
  • OUAC code YGL (BA Upper-year Entry)
    OUAC code YGR (BA Accelerated (Second) Degree)

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
  • Overall average of 2.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
  • 4U English (ENG4U, EAE4U or equivalent)
  • 4U French (FRA4U, FIF4U, FEF4U or equivalent)
  • Translation exam
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • French 621
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
  • English 621
  • French 621
  • And three additional Grade 12 academic subjects (numbered 611 or 621)
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 12 French
  • And four additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 12 French
  • And four additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • French 30
  • And two additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
  • English A30 and English B30
  • French 30
  • And two additional Grade 12 academic subjects numbered 30
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
  • Senior-level French
  • iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • General Secondary Education Certificate
  • Senior-level French
  • BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
  • Senior-level French
  • To be considered for this program, minimum A- (3.7) GPA on Grade 11 and 12 academic courses is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum A- (3.7) GPA on Grade 11 and 12 academic courses.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • High School Diploma
  • Senior-level French
  • To be considered for this program, minimum A- (3.7) GPA on Grade 11 and 12 academic courses is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum A- (3.7) GPA on Grade 11 and 12 academic courses.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • Senior-level French
  • To be considered for this program, minimum WAEC and/or NECO average of B2 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 4.5 or 80% average in the final year of senior studies.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
  • Senior-level French
  • To be considered for this program, minimum WAEC and/or NECO average of B2 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 4.5 or 80% average in the final year of senior studies.

    BAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • French 12
  • And two additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.

    iBAGlendon

    Requirements for admission:
  • Yukon High School Diploma
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • French 12
  • And two additional Grade 12 Academic subjects
  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the mid-to-high 70s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 74.