Apologies for the late reply. Vladimir, I didn't make myself clear in the first post. I don't mean that I would like to get a certificate without any studying. I mean that I don't want to spend another four years doing a BA since I already have one. University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies offers translation certificates that can be obtained in under two years. Unfortunately they don't offer one in Russian. So I was wondering if there is something else in Toronto where I could get one or if there is something on-line.
Vladimir Dubisskiy wrote:
From what you wrote i got the idea that you are looking for an option to get a certificate without studying, based on your "spending years doing BA". Sound weird, as you can buy an educational credential without studying on the black market - Internet has thousands of such proposals.. No need to say that I am 100% against doing anything like that. Won't do any help but can make everything really bad.
Be sure that Government of Canada will not provide you with any.
What you can get from Canadian government in terms of certificates - you can take Public Service Commission tests in Canada's official languages - but mind that those are not easy and pretty specific. Use Google for PSC official site and browse for language testing. Check here: http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/ppc/sle_main_e.htm
And it has nothing to do with translation but with a certain degree of language proficiency.
Another option - try to take local translators' association certification. It will be ATIO http://www.atio.on.ca/
Hope it helps.
I would like to get a Russian>English translation certificate in Toronto, but so far I haven't been able to find anything suitable. University of Toronto doesn't offer these and York University only offers full BA programs in translation. I was told that Government of Canada offers these certificates but my search hasn't yielded anything. I was wondering if anyone knows how I could such a certificate (whether in Toronto or on-line) without spending years doing BA. Any suggestions are welcome.
[Edited at 2008-02-19 03:26]