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IRCC Translation Policy: Important Change to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada Policy on Accepting Translations

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] IRCC Translation Policy Great news! There has been an important change to the IRCC’s (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) policy on accepting translations.  The IRCC Translation policy is summarized in the IRRC webpage accessible at  https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/operational-bulletins-manuals/refugee-protection/removal-risk-assessment/translation.html#s2  In particular, two requirements  are now clearly specified: The translation must be …

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Definitions: ATIO (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario) and Reserved Title of “Certified”

As an ATIO (Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario) Certified Translator, many of my first-time clients find my name on the ATIO website search directory for Certified Translators and related professionals.  Though they were able to find my Certified Translation services via the ATIO website, many people do not actually know what “ATIO” stands …

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The Babylonian Legacy of New Year’s Resolutions and 5 Tips to Maintain Your 2021 Resolutions

The Babylonian Legacy of New Year’s Resolutions and 5 Tips to Maintain Your 2021 Resolutions I have noticed that many journalists like to compare multilingual and multicultural cities such as Toronto, to the City of Babel.  In biblical literature, the story of the construction of the Tower of Babel was an  attempt to explain the …

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5 Things to Do with Your Kids While Socially Distancing Over the Holidays

Seasons Greetings!  I am winding down my Certified Translation activities for the year, and putting on my “Mom” hat for 2 weeks. If you are like me, you are looking forward to the holidays, but also slightly dreading the idea of spending 2 whole weeks cooped up inside with the kids!  With health and government …

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The Power of Pandemic and People – Past, Present and Future

As a Certified Translator and Linguist, and like most professionals in my field, I am fascinated by the evolution of words!  In addition to being my main occupational tool, words are powerful, energetic and ever-changing. They provide us with insights into concepts from our historical pasts, as well as those of our present and future. …

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It’s OK to Not Feel OK

(adapted from the City of Toronto website COVID-19: Mental Health Resources – City of Toronto) The COVID pandemic has certainly taken its toll in the city of Toronto this past week.  With the COVID-19 case numbers soaring, we are back in lockdown and, despite announcements that a vaccine will soon be available, it is easy …

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5 Things You Need to know About OHIP

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced today that most of the Greater Toronto and Halton Area will be designated as a red zone for COVID-19 restrictions. We hope and pray that the new restrictions help curb the spread of COVID-19. If the disease spread and the future modelling predictions …

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Halloween, All Saints Day and el Día de Los Muertos: Ever-Evolving Festivals

I find it amazing that Halloween is based on a festival that dates back thousands of years and, despite the many cultural integrations and changes over the centuries, we are still excited to celebrate this odd holiday here in Canada, as are people in many other countries. According to History.com, “The tradition of Halloween originated …

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5 Serviços Odontológicos de baixo custo em GTA (Toronto e região metropolitana)

5 Serviços Odontológicos de baixo custo em GTA (Toronto e região metropolitana) A boa higiene oral é uma parte essencial para manter sua saúde perfeita. Entretanto, a ida ao dentista para a rotina de limpeza, raio-x e check-up – sem mencionar as restaurações, os canais e as extrações que se somam rapidamente e acabam custando …

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