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Certified Translations for Document Legalization

Is a Certified Translation required?

If all or part of your document is in a language other than English or French, a certified, notarized translation must be provided.

What is a certified translation?  It is a translated copy of the document that is certified by a member of:

  • a recognized provincial translation association, like the ATIO (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario)
  • the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC)

WAIT!  If the Notary public is fluent in the languages a certified notarized translation is not required if the Notary adds the following statements to their declaration:

  • They attest to speaking both languages
  • They certify the accuracy of the translation



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