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Terminologist - Temporary - 25642

Location: DORVAL, QC, Canada
Posting Start Date: Jan 4, 2021
Posting End Date: Jan 18, 2021


Job Description


Being part of Air Canada is to become part of an iconic Canadian symbol, recently ranked the best Airline in North America. Let your career take flight by joining our diverse and vibrant team at the leading edge of passenger aviation.

Reporting to the Manager, Official Languages and Translation Services, which oversee the global translation for Air Canada, the selected candidate in this position will mainly be responsible for thematic and ad hoc terminological research and for improving, updating and managing the term base and Air Canada’s translation memory. By providing a centralized service, we ensure consistency and maintain high quality translation services. 

  • Disseminate instructions for creating bilingual terminology records for use by our in-house and external linguists.
  • Standardize nomenclature of job titles, product names and technical terms.
  • Setting up a documentary database and keeping it up to date.
  • Create and disseminate vocabularies, writing aids and other Web-based language resources, and setting up a network of contacts.
  • Advise external linguists and internal customers and promote the language tools available to them.
  • Identify and analyze terminological problems and needs.
  • Monitor documentations and identify changes, developments or linguistic inconstancies and variations in different areas of terminology such as organizational nomenclature, functional titles, administrative and budgetary matters, and various other areas.
  • Propose solutions based on audience types.
  • Synthesize information and communicate it effectively, orally or in writing.
  • Facilitate the editing and translation process by researching and locating information or past publications which might help external and internal linguists produce high-quality translations.
  • Ensure accuracy, appropriateness and consistency of usage of terms for the organization.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in translation, including at least two undergraduate or graduate courses in terminology, advanced terminology, applied terminology, bilingual terminology, terminotics or lexicology
  • Supervised terminology internships an asset
  • Certification in terminology from a professional association
  • At least three years of experience as a terminologist, or a combination of translation and terminology experience in the public sector, in a translation firm or in a company that offers coaching
  • Participation in large-scale research and terminology record creation
  • Thorough knowledge of applied terminology, recording terminological research according to recognized principles, validation methods involving in-house and external language professionals, internal customers, and specialists in the field, managing a term base and using translation memories
  • Thorough knowledge of Web-based or other documentary and terminological resources
  • In-depth knowledge of validation methods
  • Extensive knowledge of information delivery methods
  • Knowledge of aviation industry an asset
  • Extensive general culture, intellectual curiosity, analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and knowledge of the business world
  • Keen interest in process optimization
  • Strong customer service skills, team player and ability to work with employees at all levels of the company, as well as with external linguists
  • Absolute discretion, judgment, tact, rigour, attention to detail, autonomy, ability to adapt in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent management of priorities, ability to work under stress and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); knowledge of Web communications an asset

Linguistic Requirements

Bilingual (English and French)

Diversity and Inclusion

Air Canada is strongly committed to Diversity and Inclusion and aims to create a healthy, accessible and rewarding work environment which highlights employees’ unique contributions to our company’s success.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all to help us build a diverse workforce which reflects the diversity of our customers, and communities, in which we live and serve.

Air Canada thanks all candidates for their interest; however only those selected to continue in the process will be contacted.