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Languages Bureau

"Fostering communication and understanding in a diverse community."

As Toronto has quickly become one of the world's most diverse cities, so too has the need for impartial, trained, and ethical interpreters and translators.

More than ever, translation and interpretation services play a critical role in overcoming cultural barriers, assisting individuals and businesses in ensuring effective and accurate communication.

That's where COSTI comes in.

COSTI's Languages Bureau is a full-service communications operation providing professional translation, interpretation, and typesetting services in over 100 languages to individuals, businesses, community-based agencies, government departments, educational institutions, and regulatory bodies.

Ensuring the accuracy of communication is not just a wise business decision - it is an ethical responsibility. Individuals have the right to expect that their thoughts and words are communicated accurately and without bias, as do businesses and organizations have the right to expect their messages to be accurately conveyed, and the translated documents they are basing their decisions upon to be true and precise.

The Languages Bureau takes this responsibility very seriously, and is committed to providing work of the highest quality, accuracy, and ethical standards.

Our strength lies in recruiting only those professionals with the highest of credentials. We possess a database of hundreds of professionals, and work with only the best interpreters, translators, and proofreaders to provide our clients with quality services at competitive and affordable prices.

Whatever your linguistic needs, when you choose COSTI's Languages Bureau, you can be assured of quality, accuracy, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Translation Services

COSTI's Languages Bureau is committed to providing the most reliable translation services of the highest quality, and at affordable and competitive prices.

All documents are treated with strict confidence, and we can meet any requested turnaround time.

We provide services in all major languages, and have extensive experience working in all areas:

  • Notarized translations
  • Manuals and technical documents
  • Contracts and financial documents
  • Advertising copy
  • Web pages
  • General correspondence
  • Medical reports and certificates
  • Birth and marriage certificates
  • Diplomas, educational documents, and course descriptions
  • Legal documents
  • Marketing, sales, and retail materials

We maintain a rigorous quality control process for all of our translation projects, and use only those translators who are highly competent in their field.

It is our responsibility to ensure that each word, phrase, and nuance comes across in a clear and definitive manner, and that the translations we pass on to our clients are accurate and completely error-free.

You can be sure that when you choose COSTI's Languages Bureau, you will be dealing with the best professional translators in the market.

Please contact us for a free estimate.

Interpretation Services

COSTI's Languages Bureau is committed to providing professional interpretation services of the highest quality, whenever and wherever needed.

It is our goal to ensure that our clients have the ability to overcome any barriers to effective communication.

We provide services in all major languages for interviews, assessments, depositions, court proceedings, meetings, conferences, business negotiations, and any type of appointment or situation in which individuals and businesses need to communicate in a different language.

The professional interpreters we engage are highly trained experts in their respective fields, and are committed to maintaining confidentiality, and remaining neutral and impartial - this is our guarantee to you.

Please contact us for a free estimate.

Typesetting Services

Through COSTI's Languages Bureau, we can help you to adapt any existing material or document to work in another language, ensuring that the spirit of the original material is fully maintained.

Our services include the design and layout of materials such as:

  • Brochures
  • Pamphlets
  • Flyers
  • Reports
  • Newsletters
  • Manuals
  • Technical material
  • Advertising and marketing materials

Our professional staff have the capacity to handle all stages of a project, big or small:

  • Typesetting and word processing
  • Text layout and page composition as per original language
  • Proofreading and editing

Whatever your needs, we have the expertise and experience to re-create your project in any language requested, and to help you ensure that your message is fully and accurately conveyed.

Please contact us for a free estimate.

Available Languages

Following are just some of the languages for which we provide translation, interpretation, and typesetting services:

  • Afrikaans
  • Akan
  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Assyrian
  • Bari
  • Bengali
  • Bosnian
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Cambodian
  • Cantonese
  • Catalan
  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dari
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Fanti
  • Farsi
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • Flemish
  • French
  • Fukien
  • Ga
  • German
  • Greek
  • Gujurati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Inuit
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Kurdish
  • Lao
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Macedonian
  • Malaysian
  • Malay
  • Maltese
  • Mandarin
  • Marathi
  • Mongolian
  • Norwegian
  • Oromo
  • Persian
  • Philipino
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Pushtu
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Swedish
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Tigre
  • Tigrinya
  • Turkish
  • Twi
  • Ukranian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Yiddish
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

Our Clients

Our work with businesses, government departments, and institutions involves activities ranging from translating their existing materials into various languages, to assisting them in developing materials designed specifically for particular ethno-cultural communities.

Some of our past clients include:

Contact Us

For additional information, or to receive a free and prompt estimate, please contact the COSTI Languages Bureau at 416.651.1496, or languages@costi.org. You can also fax your request to 416.658-8537.

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Please call for an appointment.

1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6E 3P2