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Maryse receives CLIA's Lifelong Achievement Award

Maryse Benhoff, president of BG Communications, receives Lifelong Achievement Award at CLIA Annual Conference for her exemplary leadership in language industry standardization

Montréal, June 14, 2023 – BG Communications proudly announces that Maryse Benhoff, the esteemed President of the company, has been honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the CLIA Annual Conference. The event took place on May 24-25, 2023, in Montréal, gathering industry leaders to recognize outstanding contributions to the language industry.


The Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions throughout their career. Maryse Benhoff's remarkable achievements as the leader of ISO Canadian Mirror Committee over the past nine (9) years and expert for the past twenty (20) for and on behalf of Canada established her as a trailblazer in the field of language industry standardization.

Maryse Benhoff expressed her gratitude upon receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, stating, "I am deeply honored to receive this prestigious recognition. It is a testament to the collective efforts of the ISO committees and industry professionals. I am grateful for their support and dedication throughout my journey. I give thanks to the BOD of CLIA in being the visionaries’ they are and for the financial support they provide ISO standardization both nationally and abroad."


With her expertise, Maryse Benhoff has actively advanced the field of language industry standardization. Her leadership has played a pivotal role in shaping international standards and fostering collaboration within the language industry.

BG Communications congratulates Maryse Benhoff on this well-deserved honor and looks forward to her continued leadership and contributions to the language industry.

BG's 27th Anniversary

BG Communications celebrates its 27th anniversary

Montreal, September 21, 2021 - Today, it is with immense joy and pride that we celebrate BG’s 27th anniversary. Since our company’s inception, our path has been full of learning and growth opportunities that we have seized at every turn. We have seen the field of translation and communications transform thanks to innovations in technology and tools that have now become part of our daily life. We witnessed the world change at an exponential rate, with markets becoming global and information circulating more easily, as language service providers became key actors in international communication. Our processes have become increasingly dynamic, and we have adapted to new media and the incredible speed at which information is now produced and disseminated in order to take on today’s challenges and meet our clients’ changing needs.


In 1994, we created our company with the goal of bringing together a multilingual audience from multiple cultures by offering them superior quality linguistic services. Today, after nearly thirty years of hard work and dedication, we are proud of the highly tailored quality solutions we offer our customers. The path that has allowed us to grow and to adapt to the language sector is built on our company’s values. Diversity, BG’s main pillar, has allowed us to create the ideal environment for us to blossom, both culturally and linguistically, and thus fulfill our mission toward our clients while demonstrating the flexibility, adaptability and reactivity that our industry demands.


Our company is the product of the collaborative work of talented individuals who put their knowledge and passion into serving society. Today, we thank not only our team for their efforts and their dedication, but also our customers, our suppliers, our allies, and the other organizations that accompanied us during BG’s founding and evolution. Thanks to your support, we can accomplish our mission to create a bring together audiences from different cultures, on a global scale, by partnering with them to meet their translation and interpreting needs in over 200 languages.


Going forward, we will continue to make every effort to bring these audiences together.




Maryse Benhoff


BG Communications International Inc.

WBE Excellence Award

Maryse Benhoff receives important award from WBE

November 10, 2020 - On November 9 and 10, 2020, the Awards of Excellence Gala took place virtually as part of the 11th Annual WBE Conference.


Ms. Maryse Benhoff, president of BG Communications International, won the annual WBE Leaders Award for the second year in a row. This award is presented to WBE-certified businesswomen who have made significant contributions to the development and evolution of women-run businesses in Canada.


As chair of the WBE Supplier Advisory Board, a position she has held since July 2020, Maryse Benhoff is recognized as a passionate leader who works for the well-being and growth of the community. This distinction is the recognition of the tireless work, commitment and determination with which she has guided, supported and motivated many women entrepreneurs to realize their business projects.


The BG Communications International team is proud to have at its head a woman who inspires excellence every day.

Toronto City View

Opening of BG Communications’ Toronto Office

Montreal/Toronto, June 1, 2020 - An essential step in its expansion plan in Canada, BG Communications International opened the doors of its new office in Toronto, Ontario on June 1, 2020.

Located at 20 Shore Breeze Dr., Suite 2606, on the shores of Lake Ontario, very close to downtown, this new office will support the tremendous and professional work that BG Communications International has done for over 25 years from its headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.


Its objective is to meet the translation and linguistic services needs of the GTA market, considered to be the most multicultural in Canada. The new office also provides companies and institutions in all sectors with communication advice aimed at diverse audiences. In addition, it offers multilingual communication and digital marketing consulting services.


It is the continuation of a growth process that BG Communications International will follow over the coming years, with the aim of helping more and more companies to make their communications global and integral, and to achieve their objectives in each of their communities.

Covid 19

BG Response to COVID-19

Montreal, March 17, 2020 - At BG Communications, the health and well-being of our employees, clients and business partners is of the utmost priority. For this reason and due to the growing number of cases of COVID-19 in North America, we have put in place contingency plans to protect the members of our team and their families that could be affected by this global pandemic. This includes requiring employees to stay home if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in contact with possibly affected persons or simply can work from home. We have instructed our staff to follow Health Canada's recommendations and have restricted (non-essential) business travel for all our staff.


Despite this difficult situation, the team at BG is pushing forward and maintaining the level of service we are known for. We have taken measures to guarantee the fulfillment and quality of your projects, as well as the continuity of our purpose and corporate mission.


Our technological platform allows translators, proofreaders, designers and project managers to work remotely, thus helping to ensure their well-being and that of the community. Likewise, we will be able to maintain continuous communication with our clients through videoconferences, video calls, our website and social networks. Feel free to contact us and let us know if we can help you with anything.


We stand at the ready and remain at your service throughout this national emergency situation.



Maryse Benhoff



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Listen to Maryse Benhoff on the At capacity Podcast with Jacob Monash

Montreal, February 11, 2020 - Our President, Maryse Benhoff, joined Jacob Monash on the At capacity Podcast. 

Maryse and Jacob talked about the importance of structure and standards to translation workflows, as she is the Chair of the ISO/TC37/SC5 committee, which handles standards for translation and interpretation. She explains how ISO has been instrumental in helping the translation industry self-regulate worldwide.

Maryse told the story of BG Communications International, and how the company developed its own ERP tool.

Listen to the podcast here.


BG Communications International is the first Canadian firm certified for ISO 18587

Montreal/Toronto, May 30, 2018 – Montreal’s BG Communications International is the first and only language translation firm in Canada certified for human post-editing of machine translation output to the ISO standard. 

“As the world chair of the ISO TC37/SC5, I was fully aware of the need for a worldwide standard for machine translation post-editing. When ISO 18587 was released, it was important to certify my firm,” said Maryse Benhoff, President and Principal Owner of BG Communications International. “Naturally, I contacted Orion. Nobody in North America knows language standards like they do. Their depth and breadth of experience in language and translation standards is unmatched.”


Maryse M. Benhoff appointed International Chair of the ISO TC37/SC 5 Committee

Ottawa, ON, January 2018 – The Language Industry Association (AILIA) is announcing that Maryse Benhoff, AILIA Secretary has been elected by International members of ISO TC 37 as the new International Chair of ISO TC 37/SC 5.

Maryse Benhoff has been supporting the excellent work of ISO TC 37 since April 2014  when she was appointed as the International Secretary of ISO TC 37/SC 2 as well as the AILIA mandated Chair of the Canadian Mirror Committee to ISO TC 37 for the creation of international standards in the area of language. 

Maryse receives CLIA's Lifelong Achievement Award

BG Communications enters into a new partnership with CanLII

CanLII, Canada’s foremost resource of freely available legal information, and BG Communications, a large Montreal-based multilingual translation agency, are pleased to announce their exclusive collaboration to ensure selected leading Canadian judgments are available in both of Canada’s official languages.


“With over 2,000 new decisions posted each week, it is not possible to translate everything”, notes CanLII President Colin Lachance, “However, the legal community has highlighted a number of decisions that warrant wider availability in the other official language. We are very excited to work with BG Communications to make this happen.”

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