WINNIPEG, MB: CanTalk, a locally headquartered provider of award-winning language services, is collaborating with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to support the ever-increasing influx of newcomers to the province of Manitoba. With more than 21,000 people immigrating to Manitoba in 2022 alone, the need for quality human interpretation and translation services is at an all-time high.
When Maureen Mitchells founded CanTalk a quarter of a century ago, she fought an ongoing battle to encourage government agencies and other organizations to recognize the need to provide meaningful language assistance to people arriving in Canada. Language can be a major barrier to successful integration. Mitchells is encouraged that there is broader recognition for the full spectrum of benefits to be derived from the crucial role that language services can play in helping newcomers become engaged and contributing members of Canadian society.
“The government has finally realized that the transition to a new country doesn’t happen overnight and that language barriers are enormous,” she said. “We need to assist individuals and groups as early as possible, and that’s where CanTalk comes in – by providing readily accessible interpretation support that works for all types of organizations. It’s our way of helping newcomers adapt more easily, removing some of the stress that goes along with unfamiliar surroundings.”
CanTalk specializes in ON DEMAND over the phone language support as well as language specific customer service programs, in-person language services, document translation services, remote learning services, and much more. The company maintains a network of thousands of qualified interpreters and translators and is always on the lookout for new interpreters who can help to meet the language needs of Manitoba’s diverse, multilingual population.
According to Mitchells, the company closely follows the flow of immigration in the country and province to anticipate the linguistic needs of various populations and be prepared to offer them timely services. CanTalk collaborates with a wide range of different agencies and organizations, including those in the health, education, and government sectors.
For more information about CanTalk and the many language services it provides, visit https://cantalk.com.
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