Certified translator A certified translator is a member in good standing of a professional translation association in Canada or abroad. Their certification must be confirmed by a seal or stamp that shows the translator's membership number.
Expiry of translated documents A translation cannot change over time and should be valid indefinitely unless the original document has changed or has expired. If the signature of a certified translator or notary has expired, it does not invalidate the translation. As long as the translator's certification was valid at the time of signature, the translation remains valid. The only time the translation would expire and a new translation would be required is if the original document has expired or has changed and the applicant submits a new document.