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Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services - CFMWS

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 15, 2023.


CFMWS. A job with purpose. Our 4000+ person strong organization champions a healthy, fun, creative and active lifestyle for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. Help us deliver a variety of recreation and fitness programs, offer family support, organize charity events and make sure our members access retail, travel and banking discounts and customized financial services. At Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), we love what we do. And we live it too.


Under the direction of the Translation Services Manager, the Translator-Reviser independently manages workload to meet deadlines by evaluating incoming requests, negotiating due dates with clients, outsourcing documents as required and establishing priorities. They translate independently written material from English to French, often under tight deadlines, and maintains the intent and style of the original material. They coordinate freelance services, acting as a liaison between customer and contractor, and revises outsourced French and English documents for quality control. They proofread translated material and corrects spelling, grammar, punctuation and typing errors before publication. They also perform terminological research and creates related records for the translation database.

This position will be working primarily with CANEX, the retail division of CFMWS, and therefore will be focused mostly on marketing and retail-related documents.


Education, Certifications and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree in Translation, or in a related field, AND at least five (5) years of experience in translation, or in a related field


In translating from English to French in a retail environment, including but not limited to product descriptions, marketing and training material

In transcreating marketing material

In revising documents

In proofreading

In terminological research

In assessing translation demands

In negotiating deadlines and managing changing priorities in a multi client environment

In resolving terminology concerns to ensure consistency of English and French communication

In managing deadlines

In managing freelance services

In managing projects

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

Client focus, organizational knowledge, communication, innovation, teamwork and leadership.


Bilingual Essential

Reading: Professional Level

Writing: Professional Level

Oral: Advanced Level


Health Benefits: Drug coverage, travel insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Work Life Balance: A wide range of paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave and personal days.

Retirement Planning: A Defined Benefit Pension Plan and Group Savings Plans.

Learning and Development: Tuition Assistance Program and Advanced Learning Program, online learning opportunities and second language training.

Perks: Discounts through CF One Member Appreciation Program.


Annual salary: $74,830 – $88,070 (salary under review)

The selection process will be done virtually.

This is a remote position and the employee can be located anywhere in Canada but must be available between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m Eastern Time (ET). On-site or a hybrid arrangement is also possible depending on the employee’s preference. Remote work may be required depending on health and safety considerations.

The candidate must submit a cover letter with their resume. At least one of the two documents must be in French.


As soon as possible


CFMWS is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who can help us build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. Accommodations are available to all candidates identifying a need during all or any parts of the selection process.