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Over 30 Years of Experience

We are a network of interpreters and translators that has steadily grown since 1988 to meet the demand for timely translation, reliable services and excellent quality. Our team is made up of skilled, experienced professionals who are attentive to your needs.


Contact us to discover the many ways we can help you.

Because Language Is Important…

Joseph Blain Inc.'s primary mission is to provide business solutions to all our clients who are active in culturally and linguistically diverse markets.

With the use of two official languages in Canada and the expansion of exchange activities well beyond our borders, we seek to ensure clarity and accuracy in communications - to employees, clients, government and non-government representatives.

Our History

Our company was founded in 1988, offering freelance translation and interpretation services. At the time, Joseph Blain had just completed his Master's degree and had studied at McGill University, the University of Sherbrooke and the University of Ottawa. During his undergraduate and graduate years, he taught languages, was a teaching assistant, a lecturer and an instructor during summer sessions and for continuing education.

This led Joseph Blain to volunteer as a translator for several schools and organizations.

As the need for translation increased, Mr. Blain found himself more and more involved in this discipline than in teaching. In 1992, the company was registered in Montreal, where Mr. Blain provided legal translation and interpretation services to the Montreal Courthouse, the Superior Court and various labour courts. Since this work involved a great deal of coordination to assign translators and interpreters in increasingly diverse fields, the company was incorporated in 1996, with a team of three regular employees and 12 contract employees. We had a contract for the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity during our first years of service, held in Montreal in 1997.

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Joseph Blain Inc. – Our Team Ensures Your Success

A Remarkable Team

With a team of nearly 200 language experts, Joseph Blain Inc. can meet all your translation and interpretation needs. Join hundreds of satisfied clients by contacting us today.

  • Joseph Blain
    Bachelor in French Literature, McGill University Master of Arts in Quebec Literature, Université de Sherbrooke Master of Arts in Classical Languages and Literature, McGill University Doctoral Studies in Classical Languages and Literature, University of Ottawa Language and Culture, Istituto italiano di Cultura, Dante Institute, Camerino, Italy, Rome and Université de Montréal
  • Bernadette Blain
    Bachelor in Literary Studies, Université du Québec in Montreal Master of Arts, University of Paris Literature and Languages Advanced Italian course, Lecce International School of Italian, Summer 2003 and 2004 Hispanic Studies, Antigua, Guatemala
  • Translation into French and Proofreading
    Bernadette is responsible for First Nations issues, psychosocial training and employee development. She travels frequently to France, Quebec and across Canada.
  • Anthony Blain
    Radiocommunications and Humanities, St. Lawrence College Bachelor in Translation and Communications, Université de Montréal Anthony handles web communications, technical installations and consecutive and simultaneous interpretations. He spent four months travelling in Mexico, is an avid mountain biker and designer of mountain bike trails.
  • Marie-Gisèle Labarre
    Graduate in Music and Voice, St-Laurent College CAMMAC, Lake MacDonald Music Center Centre for Italian Studies, Dante Institute, Montreal and Florence Camerino, Italy Auditor, Italian Language and Literature, Université de Montréal In addition to her strong skills in French, English and Italian, acquired during her many years of voice and foreign languages studies, Gisèle Labarre is responsible for the administrative side of Joseph Blain Inc. She acquired exceptional administrative skills while working for several years as a senior account manager for Telbec and the Canadian Press Service before joining the Joseph Blain Inc. team.

Here are some of our freelance and contract employees (part of a network of over 175 freelance associates):

François Robichaud: Loyola University, Université de Montréal, fine arts, history, philosophy, English and French journalism.

Isabelle Martiliani : Bachelor, Master, OTTIAQ, French and Italian literature, La Sapienza, Rome

Associations and Certifications

​      Many of our translators and interpreters are members of the Ordre des  traducteurs, terminologues et interprètes agréés du Québec (OTTIAQ)

     Many of our translators and interpreters are members of the Association of Court Translators and Interpreters (ATIJ)

     Accredited government providers

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