What it means to be a Member of The Interpreter’s Lab
Membership gives you exclusive access to many benefits, like access to a member-only portal, recordings of all presentations, reduced pricing on courses and master class workshops, and so much more.
As a Member of The Interpreter’s Lab, you will benefit from:
- The decades of experience and expertise of our Team
- The quality of our education and training workshops
- Access to an extensive network of contacts and associates (across Canada and internationally) through our Team
Become a member of The Interpreter’s Lab and get that extra support, the important advice you need, and a community of peers to help you thrive as an interpreter.
At The Interpreter’s Lab we believe that there is a space for everyone to grow and succeed. It’s true, we are stronger together.
The Interpreter’s Lab Membership offers everything that a new or practicing interpreter needs to flourish and thrive as a healthcare, legal, and general community interpreter.
Success as an interpreter comes not simply by attending a workshop, obtaining a certificate or through professional certification or accreditation. Successful interpreters require:
- ongoing support from experts who are as passionate as they are about the work they do
- a community of peers where they can learn, share, connect and grow and,
- continued learning and professional development
These 3 important pillars are what you will get as a Member of The Interpreter’s Lab.
The Interpreter’s Lab is more than education – it’s a community of peers and expert educators who give you the skills, the network, and the mentorship you need to get working, get paid well, and grow in your career.
What You Get as a Member of The Interpreter's Lab
Education & Lifelong Learning
Core educational courses in the community, healthcare, court, legal, and mental health settings. Professional development workshop series by expert speakers.
Interpreter Community & Connections
Connect to a network of interpreters and translators
Get access to the interpreter study hall and resource sharing hub
Career Guidance & Mentorship
Access to office hours and career guidance is given with a personal touch, including tools, resources, and exam preparation tutorials
Mentorship and support from industry experts
What our students are saying...
"I took two interpreting courses from Interpreter's Lab. Angela is very responsible, and she promptly attends to our questions and needs. The other instructors are very knowledgeable in their specialties. The on-line class is interactive and fun. I would highly recommend Interpreter's Lab to anyone interested in getting formal training in interpreting!"
"I got 3 contracts in less than a week. So that encouraged me to go on, up to the last course, that I just finished. I am getting more and more jobs. And if I manage to get the certificate of completion on the last course, on legal and court interpretation, there are agencies which are waiting for me to show them that I have completed and did well on that course – they are waiting to offer me jobs."
"The Interpreters’ lab is a great platform, and your initiative and enthusiasm are truly remarkable...I have been enjoying the seminars. So many relevant topics and the speakers are so inspiring!"
2 Ways for You to Join as a Member
Monthly Basic Membership
PLUS, A ONE-TIME-ONLY ACTIVATION FEE OF $129*
- Access to Monthly Speakers' Series
- Access to Member Portal
- Access to Private Online Community Hub and Interpreter Study Hall
- Invitation to Annual December Celebration (with door prizes)
- Monthly Open Office Hours
Annual Premier Membership
PLUS, A ONE-TIME-ONLY ACTIVATION FEE OF $149*
Everything in Monthly Premier Membership, PLUS
Annual Masterclasses (25% discount)
Access to the Recordings of all Monthly Speakers' Series
Reduced pricing on core educational programs (20%)
Career Pathing Clarity Call w/Angela or TIL Team Instructor
Guided Mentorship Session with Instructors (1.5 hours)
Access to Annual Resource Sharing
Interpreter Examination Preparatory Session (e.g.: CILISAT, ILSAT, and others)
Reduced pricing on CILISAT exam
TIL Merchandise (pens, notebooks, bags, shirts)
Not ready to join as a member?
Don't want all the benefits that Membership brings?
Only interested in the Professional Development Series?
Then, join us month-to-month and choose your sessions, or choose them all.PAY AS YOU GO - CAD 30/month for each session
More from our members
"I am now getting $55 per hour thanks to my having taken the Interpreting in Court and Legal Settings at The Interpreter’s Lab"
"I really enjoyed taking the interpreting courses, and I know it has helped me in gaining employment, and having applied what I learned makes my job a lot easier when I am interpreting.!"
"I got a new career; I got a job in a new agency. I was working, but you know, you always feel insecure in what you’re doing if you don’t have the training. These courses gave me more confidence, and resources, it’s really important. It’s the course for hands-on. I’m applied to different agencies, and now I’m working full-time. "
About Speakers Series
Our monthly professional development speaker series brings expert speakers and important topics that contribute to your professional, personal, and career development and which are approved as Professional Development/Continuing Educational Units (PDU’s/CEU’s) by professional membership organizations, and language service providers across Canada.
Every hour of our workshop session gives you 1 credit toward your professional portfolio. Most of our monthly workshops are 1 hour in duration, but some may be up to two hours.
February 17, 2022
Communicative Autonomy and the Role of the Interpreter
March 17, 2022
Principles of Contracts and Employment Law
April 21, 2022
Social Media as a Tool to Network and Self-Market
May 19, 2022
LinkedIn 101: A guide for Interpreters
June 16, 2022
Ready, Set, Go: Best Practices in Remote Interpreting
July 21, 2022
Speech Training for Language Professionals: Improving Pronunciation and Assertiveness
August 18, 2022
Curious about Conference Interpreting? Start Here
September 15, 2022
Practice Makes Perfect! Skills Improvement for Consecutive Note-Taking
October 20, 2022
Interpreting for Women's Sexual Assault Programs
November 17, 2022
Up Close & Personal: Ethical Challenges for Interpreters
End of Year Social Event - Door Prizes and more
About the Courses
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The Interpreter’s Lab courses are taught by experienced educators that have extensive knowledge of the interpreting field – that includes interpreting in health, legal and social service settings. Our students are introduced to the skills, techniques, professional standards, knowledge and competencies necessary to succeed as community interpreters. Our curriculum has been developed based on National and International Standards (ISO 13611 and ISO 18841) and the Canadian National Standards Guide for Community Interpreting Services (NSGCIS), and the extensive expertise and knowledge of our instructors.