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



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. 

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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