What we do at Provincial Language Service
Our services include:
Onsite spoken language interpreting for immigrant and refugee populations
Remote interpreting by phone or video conference for immigrant and refugee populations
Online booking, schedule changes and reporting
We will dispatch a professional interpreter to your location or immediately connect you with a professional interpreter over the phone.
We provide spoken language interpreting services in over 150 languages.
Download the list of languages we interpret and translate.
If you don't see the language you need on this list, please
Note: There is no spoken "Chinese". Please determine if your client requires Mandarin, Cantonese or another Chinese dialect.
We provide interpreting services to health-care professionals who work for any agency or service under the BC health authorities.
Interpreting Services for the following health authorities are consolidated and funded under a centralized budget.
- Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
- Providence Health Care (PHC)
- Fraser Health (FH)
- Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)
Interpreting services may be accessed by all Island Health staff and are funded under a separate centralized budget administered by Island Health.
Interpreting services are provided to Interior and Northern Health staff on a fee-for-service basis. For more information, including rates, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The interpreters are uniformly excellent.
—BC Cancer Agency
PLS provides spoken language interpreters to enable communication between patient with limited English proficiency, clients and health-care practitioners.
We offer the following modes of interpreting:
over the phone
More than 350 skilled language specialists are available for in-person and phone interpreting across the province.
PLS interpreters adhere to rigorous quality-assurance measures and to national professional standards.
PLS’s commitment begins with quality interpreters and service standard excellence. From our dedicated call centre staff to our stringent quality assurance processes, our team strives to provide excellent service and to meet all your language needs.