In California, 27% of the state's entire population is foreign-born, and approximately 44% speak a language other than English at home. These staggering statistics underscore the multicultural and multilingual reality of California's workforce across a wide range of professions, industries, and geographical locations. They also highlight the ongoing and critical need for high-quality interpretation and translation services throughout the state.

From immigration procedures to educational, medical, and legal settings, the demand for precise and nuanced translation services across California is a way of life. Experienced interpreters and translators can effectively eliminate language barriers and connect people from a variety of backgrounds for innumerable purposes, both professional and personal in nature.

California Translation Services

In California's crowded translation services marketplace, it can be a challenge to know which provider will be the best for your particular needs, which is why CanTalk is proud to offer superior integrated language services that distinguish us from the pack. With more than a quarter of a century of proven expertise and a wide range of services available in more than 220 languages, we're language industry leaders.

For several years CanTalk was one of California’s language support services for 911. We understand what it means to be a demand support service. CanTalk's internationally acclaimed team possesses the professionalism, know-how, and cutting-edge solutions to help you manage and fulfill your California language project needs, no matter their scope or level of complexity. With services available 24/7, 365 a year, CanTalk is ready to get you talking in all the ways that matter most!

Certified Translation And Interpretation Services in California


While CanTalk's professional translators and interpreters provide reliably accurate work no matter the context, certain circumstances require certified translation and interpretation services.

Certified translations are stamped and signed by a credentialed translator as well as accompanied by a letter of certification. They guarantee a word-for-word document translation and are often required in official settings such as government offices, academic institutions, and courts of law. Common documents requiring certified translation in California include marriage/birth/death certificates, academic transcripts, visa applications, documents used in legal proceedings, and more.

Likewise, certified interpretation may be required for official purposes and must be carried out by an interpreter who has passed a rigorous certification exam administered by an independent entity.

If you require certified translation or interpretive services in California, CanTalk can help. Inform us of your needs, and we’ll ensure that your official language service requirements are met expediently and with professionalism.

At CanTalk, we offer a wide range of language services and are always willing to be flexible and reimagine them in new ways according to your needs. Some of our most popular services include:

Professional Interpretation Services


Though the words interpretation and translation are often used interchangeably, interpretation is the real-time art of oral transcription, while translation focuses on transcribing the written word from one language to another.

CanTalk works with a pool of thousands of professionally certified interpreters who skillfully bring warmth, nuance, and cultural awareness to a wide range of settings and circumstances. Whether accessed in person or via phone or mobile device, they erase language barriers in the moment and pave the way for organic and meaningful communications between various parties for a wide range of purposes.

If you’re seeking timely and integrated interpretive and localization services in California, CanTalk's interpreters can assist you in any one of 220+ global languages. Immediate service in most languages can be accessed by phone in under one minute, while remote video and in-person interpretive options are also available.

Industries Services


Virtually every industry in the Ottawa region can benefit tremendously from high-quality translation and interpretation services. Among the industries we collaborate with most frequently are:

Professional Translation Services Available


When you need a document translated in the state of California, turn to CanTalk's extensive team of certified and experienced translators. It is the HUMAN voice and it’s customized for your requirements. Tell us about your needs, and we'll connect you with a qualified translator who can meet and exceed your expectations.

From one-time jobs like certified translations of official documents to ongoing, multi-faceted language projects that involve written text across a variety of media, CanTalk can accommodate.

Speak directly with our team for both a customized and competitive quote.

California's Languages


There are more than 200 languages spoken in the state of California. While roughly half of them are Indigenous languages from different regions in the state, the other half reflect populations from all around the globe.

With less than 60% of California's population speaking English at home, many other languages are prevalent in workplaces, community organizations, and educational institutions throughout the state. After English, California's most common language is Spanish, which is spoken by close to 30% of the population. It's followed by Chinese languages (primarily Mandarin and Cantonese), Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, Armenian, and Persian.

Interpretation Services California

Why Choose CanTalk?


With more than 25 years of experience in the language services industry, CanTalk is a thought leader and innovator in integrated interpretation and translation services around the world. Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we’ve built an international reputation for excellence and garnered recognition for our cutting-edge language technology solutions, superior safeguarding of client data, and impeccable customer service.

As a premier and fully integrated language service provider of real-time language support 24/7, 365 days a year, CanTalk directly connects over 220 languages and dialects with hundreds of scheduled interpreters and translators to provide thousands of daily language exchanges and transactions. We provide language services for some of the world's most recognized companies and look forward to bringing on many new clients in the California marketplace.



What is document translation?

Document translation describes the written transcription of a document from its original language (source language) to another (target language). Skillful translation involves a superior mastery of both languages as well as the sensitivity to consider culturally and geographically relevant references and touchpoints (known as localization).

Can I translate my own documents?

Unless you happen to be a certified translator, translating your own documents is not recommended. Though it may be tempting to simply copy and paste a document into an electronic translation service and hit the print button, this is a risky and ill-advised approach.

At best, an electronic translation may result in an intelligible but awkward text that lacks a human voice. At worst, your finished product may be offensive, culturally insensitive, or even completely unintelligible. For a quality outcome, it's always best to trust a certified human translator.

What languages does CanTalk interpret and translate?

CanTalk offers professional HUMAN driven translation and interpretive services in more than 220 languages. These include African languages, East Asian & Pacific languages, East Indian languages, Middle Eastern languages, Western and Eastern European languages, and a wide variety of Indigenous languages.

If you’re seeking professional interpretation and/or translation services in California, consider the many benefits of working with CanTalk. Our unparalleled language options, integrated technology solutions, safeguarding of client data, and depth of experience make us a stand-out choice in the language services marketplace.

Ready to tell us about the details of your California language project? Contact the team at CanTalk today!

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