Writing, Translating and Public Relations Professionals

Journalists, writers, public relations professionals and interpreters/translators are all concerned with presenting information to a variety of audiences in an accurate and timely manner, to the specifications of employers or clients.


  • High school diploma.
  • University degree or college diploma.
  • A graduate degree may be required.
  • Certification is required for translators or interpreters, who will have already achieved a high degree of fluency in the languages which they are translating.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will have little change in employment levels in the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 34.8% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 77.0% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 14.3% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 8.7% live in other communities. About 64.6% are employed in the Public Administration industry and 21.1% in the Information and Cultural Industries sector.