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Translation – Sliding Scale Per Submission

Translation rates are billed according to the higher word count between the source language and target language.

All rates listed apply to the majority of English<->French, English<->Spanish and
French<->Spanish assignments. The same rates may or may not apply to other language pairs. Language resources for some languages may be difficult to source and, in such circumstances, premium rates may apply. Please call Toll Free 1-888-722-3515 (or e-mail) to discuss your specific requirements.

Less than 1 000 words


1 000 - 2 000 words


2 001 - 5 000 words


5 001 - 10 000 words


Over 10 000 words


"Rush" job surcharge

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"Technical Complexity"

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$65.00 per hour

(Work not translated by CILFO Translations/Traductions)

$55.00 per hour

Certified Translation Minimum Fee (includes Certification fee)

$150.00 flat fee

Document Copies(5 page maximum. Call for quote with larger documents.)

$25.00 per copy

Translator Standby Fee

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Pre-purchase word blocks(5000 or 10000 word blocks available)

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Word Processing

$55.00 per hour

Graphic Design / DTP

$85.00 per hour

Digital Printing

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Data entry


Minimum Charge


A Note on Translation Rates:

The translation sector is not immune to the supply and demand dynamics of the marketplace. In that context, our standard or posted rates should be viewed as a guide.

Also, not all translators are created equal. As a translation agency we do our best to place translation assignments with the best available resource(s). Competent resources for some languages or technical topics are more difficult to source than others. (Tight deadline requirements may also be a significant cost element under such circumstances.)

As an example, there are only two resources listed in our database that qualify to certify Japanese to English document translations. Moreover, these resources may not necessarily be available on short notice. When they are available, the costs quoted to us may be high in fact, way higher than our posted rates.

It's important to keep in mind that premium rates may also apply based on technical difficulty, urgency, and file type (since file formatting may be required).

Finally, we do want your business and we will quote you a competitive price to get it. But, we will not compromise our quality standards to get business (see the following: Where to Find Cheap Translation).

Proofreading included in per word rate when CILFO Translations/Traductions has done the translation. The word rate is applied to the higher word count between the source and target languages.

Translation turnaround

1 000 words – 1-2 days
10 000 words – 5-8 days

Payment Terms

All payment terms for first-time (new) clients are established on a case-by-case basis. Generally, our payment terms are as follows:

Projects $200.00 or less: Full payment is required upfront.

Projects over $200.00: We require a 50% deposit upfront and the outstanding balance must be paid within 30 days of the date of issue on the invoice. All certified translation assignments must be paid in full prior to delivery of finalized translation, i.e. after draft is approved by the client.

Government and regular clients: Please call our office to discuss payment terms. Generally, all invoices are Net 30 days.

Cancellation: Projects are subject to an administration fee of $75.00 plus the translation work that has been completed.

Changes: If changes to the text are required once a translation project is underway, the text that has been translated will be added to the word count of the updated document.


Tel.: 613-722-3515
Toll Free: 888-722-3515
Fax: 613-221-9511
E-mail: service(at-sign)


Cree-Naskapi Commission

The Cree-Naskapi Commission has found that the translation services provided by CILFO Translations has been done in a professional and timely fashion. It has been a pleasure dealing with CILFO Translations.

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