Our Industry

The language industry comprises different sectors that can be broken down into the following three main areas:


  • Translation
  • Localization/Globalization (software and Web)
  • Interpretation
  • Terminology
  • Dubbing

Language Technologies

  • Machine translation and translation assistance tools
  • Content management
  • Speech processing (voice recognition, speech biometrics, text-to-speech)
  • Language e-learning

Language Training

  • Language training
  • Language e-training
  • Language testing

Major challenges facing the industry

The Canadian language industry is facing many challenges if it wants to remain competitive and take advantage of the significant growth in the international market for language technologies and services. Moreover, it is this economic trend that justifies the creation of AILIA, a structure for joint action that will enable us to succeed, together, in meeting four major challenges:

  1. Eliminate fragmentation
  2. Plan for succession
  3. Increase our visibility (in Canada and abroad)
  4. Stimulate investments in R&D

To face these challenges, AILIA has identified the actions to be taken and has implemented various projects.