Membership 

As a non-profit professional association, the Association of Can Professional Chinese Interpreters & Translators APCITG provides many professional services to protect the interests of its members as well as the interests of its clients

Applicants must have one of the following training and or accreditation in order to be eligible for membership:

  • Members must have completed a 40-hour interpreter’s Code of Ethics & Standards of Practice training and must have achieved the certificate.

  • Members must have successfully passed the official certificate examination for language proficiency on source language and target language for which they intend to provide interpretation. Both ILSAT and CILISAT are acceptable.

  • Interpreters accredited by the Ministry of Attorney General and/or the Immigration and Refugee Board.

  • Interpreters graduated with Master Conference Interpreting from Canadian Universities.

​Member's Benefits 

•             Your name will be listed in the online directory with details of your qualifications and contact information

•             Unlimited access to Job Opportunities and one resume tutoring session at no charge 

•             30% discount on all APCITG workshops including workshops with PDus approved by OCCI. Specialized Workshop

               Certificates will be provided accordingly.

•             Access to APCITG Volunteer Program and receive Report of Volunteer hours documented in APCITG Assignments Sheet;

•             Apply for professional volunteer services offered to individuals and/or companies (refer to APCITG Volunteer Request

               Form);

•             Protected by APCITG’s Commercial Liabilities insurance and APCITG’s Professional Errors and Omission insurance.

               (Note: This is only applicable to assignments and volunteer assignments assigned by APCITG);

•             8% special discount on all VIA Rail travel (work or personal) with the ONN coupon code.

•             Access to APCITG annual meeting and professional networking events;

•             Annual fee: $100

 

Member Workshop Packages

Workshop packages for members:$400 includes all workshops

Workshop package for non members:$520 includes all workshops

 

You have the option to participate in any workshop individually at the regular price:

Maximize Interpreter's Career  (MIC) 4 hours

Member with workshop package: Free

Regular Member: $140

Non Member $200

Topics:​

  1. Interpretation certificates in general

  2. What can you do with your certificates?

  3. Introduction of top 10 Language services agencies

  4. Information of 66 language services companies 

  5. How to handle assignments as a free lance interpreter?

  6. What kind of translation can you do?

  7. Translator’s declaration

  8. Samples of translation

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Power of Attorney (POA) 4 hours

Member with workshop package: Free

Regular Member: $25

Non Member $50

Topics:

  1. What is Power of Attorney?

  2. Knowledge of terminology of Power of Attorney

​​   Part 1: APPOINTING YOUR ATTORNEY

   Part 2: JOINT OR SEPARATE ATTORNEYS
   Part 3: SUBSTITUTE ATTORNEY
   Part 4: AUTHORITY OF ATTORNEY(S)
   Part 5: CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
   Part 6: DATE OF EFFECTIVENESS
   Part 7: COMPENSATION
   Part 8: YOUR SIGNATURE
   Part 9: WITNESS SIGNATURES

​​  3. Why do we need Power of Attorney?

  4. How to do sight translation on Power of Attorney Personal Property?

  5. How to do sight translation on Power of Attorney Personal care?

  6. How to help others with your interpretation skills?

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Simultaneous Interpreting Skills and Practices (SI)  OCCI PDus 5.25 hours 

Member with workshop package: Free

Regular Member: $140

Non Member $200

Topics:

  1. SI Skills I: Shadowing Lecture and individual practice

  2. SI Skills II: Decalage Lecture and role play

  3. SI Skills III: Salami   Lecture and team practice

  4. SI Skills IIII: Sight Translation Lecture and pair practice

  5. SI Skills V:  Parasal reflexes Lecture and individual practice

  6. SI Skills VI: Transcribe Lecture and group practice

  7. SI Tips and experiences and how to apply SI study in York University and other resources

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Legal Document Sight Translation Skills (LDT)  OCCI PDus 3 hours

Member with workshop package: Free

Regular Member: $75

Non Member $115

Topics:

  1. What are the challenges you have in legal related sight translation?

  2. Reviewing Definition of Translation, Sight Translation, Register Language

  3. Preparing sight translation on Form 32 of Canadian Criminal Code

  4. Discussing the legal terms and procedures related to form 32

  5. Group sight translation practices 

  6. Bail Hearing transcript sight translation practice

  7. Information of LSP agencies recommended by Ontario Legal Aid

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Note Taking in Consecutive Interpretation

Member with workshop package: Free

Regular Member: $75

Non Member $115

 

Topics:

  1. Introduce note taking skills in general

  2. Explain Symbols Skill in details

  3. Brief Abbreviations Skill in general

  4. Demo note taking

  5. How to develop your own note taking system

  6. Practice note taking with alive cases

  7. Resources study and practice

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Medical Terminology & Knowledge for Consecutive Interpreting

Member with workshop package: Free

Regular Member: $75

Non Member $115

Topics and schedules:

  1. Overview of human gastrointestinal system.

  2. key medical terms related to human gastrointestinal system, which includes organs or body parts, symptoms and diseases, diagnoses and treatment.

  3. Four cases for demonstration and exercise.

  4. Questions and answers.