CANADIAN ENGLISH TRANSLATION SERVICES

At ITC Translations, our command of English is a major asset. We have the skilled and experienced team members needed to meet the expectations of our clients and provide the highest quality Canadian English translation services in accordance with linguistic standards and rules. As a translation company, we carefully select our translators and project managers, who are the foundation of a precise and rigorous working method appreciated by many of our clients.

19,5 million

people have English as their mother tongue in Canada

75%

of the Canadian population speaks English

1,5 billion

people around the world speak English

History of the Language: Translation into Canadian English

English was first spoken in Canada in the 17th century in fishing communities along the Atlantic coast, on the island of Newfoundland and at fur trading posts around Hudson Bay. But these are two major historical events that determined the pattern of English-language settlement in Canada. The British victory at the end of the Seven Years’ War led to the establishment of many other English-speaking colonies in the rest of eastern Canada; France later ceded all of its Canadian territory to England with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The American Revolution of 1775-1783 caused the first major wave of English-speaking migration to Canada.

Today, English is the majority language in all Canadian provinces and territories except Quebec (where the majority of the population speaks French) and Nunavut (where the majority of the population speaks Inuktitut and Inuinnaqtun).

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Specific Features of Canadian English

The English used today by most Canadians from British Columbia to Nova Scotia is a variety of North American English, although it also has characteristics of British English. For example, American English rarely uses the u when spelling words, leaving only the vowel o, whereas Canadian English retains it like British English.

New technologies have led to the invention of new English words, such as the verbs tweet and unfriend. The same is true for some common nouns such as selfie, which has been chosen by the Oxford English Dictionary as the word of the year in 2013. Merriam-Webster chose they as the 2019 word of the year. According to time.com “The singular ‘they’ is a pronoun used to refer to a person whose gender identity is nonbinary.” In addition, in their article about the selection, Merriam-Webster explained, “English famously lacks a gender-neutral singular pronoun to correspond neatly with singular pronouns like everyone or someone, and as a consequence they has been used for this purpose for over 600 years.” Modern English: 500 years old and still evolving!