French Translations in Montreal
French Translation Services in Montreal
The demand for translations in Montreal from and into French represents a very significant amount of work for our agency.
We have a vast network of professional English-French and French-English translators who are highly skilled in their respective fields of specialisation. They will be able to effectively and accurately translate your legal, commercial or technical documents, as well as patents or websites.
In order to provide you with the highest quality of work, our professional translators only translate into their mother tongue.
French Translation by French Translators
We have a vast network of qualified English-French and French-English translators who are highly skilled in their respective fields of specialisation. They will be able to effectively and accurately assist you with:
- legal translations
- commercial translations
- technical documents translations
- patent translations
- website translations
French Interpreters in Montreal
We also offer interpretation services for French in Montreal. We can provide you with French interpreters in many of Canada’s main cities. If needed, we can also provide you with the necessary interpretation equipment (i.e. sound booth, headsets, etc.) and the technicians to operate it.
If you are travelling, we have interpreters who can accompany you to provide English and French interpretation and/or guide services.
For your conferences, meetings, presentations, seminars, trade shows, and negotiations in French we can provide you with in-booth simultaneous, consecutive, or liaison interpreting thanks to our Canada-wide network of professional interpreters.
Brief History of the French language
French, a Romance language, is the mother tongue in many countries. It is primarily spoken in France, from which it originates (“Langue d’Oïl”), Belgium (in Wallonie and Brussels), a number of provinces in Canada (namely Quebec, but also Ontario, Manitoba and New Brunswick), Monaco, Luxemburg (where it is one of the country’s three official languages) and Switzerland (where it is one of the country’s four official languages).
In 2005, a study counted 175 million French speakers worldwide. French is also the second most important language in the world in terms of international negotiations.
Montréal, located in Quebec, is the biggest Francophone city in the Americas.
The city is located on the Island of Montreal on the St. Lawrence river. It is both the business centre and the culture centre of Quebec.
Montreal, which is home to 1 650 000 inhabitants (2011) is considered to be the second biggest Francophone city in the world after Paris (2.1 million inhabitants). Montreal’s urban conglomeration is home to 4 million people.
In 2006, 53% of its inhabitants were of French-speaking culture, 13% of English-speaking culture and 34% of other cultures, also making Montreal a multicultural city.
Montreal’s industry is composed of the following sectors :
• aeronautics, transport materials
• video games
• advanced technology
• textile, fashion
• post-secondary education (see the introduction below on Montreal’s four universities)
Montreal’s most important companies are (in alphabetical order):
• Air Canada
• Air Transat
• National Bank of Canada
• Canadian National
• Métro Richelieu
• Power Corporation
• Rio Tinto Alcan
Montreal’s Main Universities
McGill University is one of the oldest universities in Canada. It is also one of the most prestigious in universities in the country and around the world, considered to be among the top 20.
The Université de Montréal (UdeM) is the biggest university in Quebec and one of the biggest in Canada. It is the top francophone university in the country and considered to be among the top 100 best universities in the world.
UdeM also has two affiliated schools, HEC Montréal and the École polytechnique de Montréal, which are located on the campus. The Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), is made up of three hospitals: Hôtel-Dieu, Hôpital Notre-Dame and Hôpital Saint-Luc.
Concordia University is a more modern university and is officially bilingual. This means that students have the choice of submitting their work and do their exams in either French or English.
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a part of the Université du Québec’s public network. The main campus is located in the heart of the Latin quarter in Montreal, close to Rue Saint-Denis and Rue Sainte-Catherine.
Montreal’s 19 boroughs are (in descending order):
• Côte des Neiges, Notre Dame de Grâce
• Villeray Saint Michel, Parc Extension
• Rosemont, La Petite Patrie
• Mercier Hochelaga Maisonneuve
• Ahuntsic Cartierville
• Rivière des Prairies Pointe aux Trembles
• Le Plateau Mont-Royal
• Saint Léonard
• Le Sud Ouest
• Pierrefonds Roxboro
• L’Île Bizard Sainte-Geneviève
Main translation languages in Montreal: