Lionbridge AI is being rebranded as TELUS International. It is a Canadian company, founded in 2005 that provides digital IT solutions to its clients. There seems to have been a merger or partnership between the two companies.
The whole AI division of Lionbridge (data collection, short-term projects) is now supposed to come under Telus International. But if you visit their job openings website, you will find several long-term positions there as well.
These same positions are available on Lionbridge as well, which might create some confusion among people.
What does it mean for Lionbridge workers?
If you are already working with Lionbridge, you might begin to see minor changes in their communication, such as the TELUS International logo on their email signature. Apart from that, I don’t think it would affect you directly in any way.
Given that you are already on board with Lionbridge, you will be transitioned smoothly.
Should I apply for Lionbridge or TELUS from now on?
The confusion arises if you want to apply for a position in Lionbridge. Since Lionbridge is also accepting applications on their website; should you apply on LB or TI or both? That is the question.
Personally, I would apply for openings at the TELUS international website. Lionbridge’s platform looks old and dated, and they haven’t bothered to update it all this time. Besides, there has been a lot of instances where I applied for a position in LB and did not even receive a confirmation email.
So I hope TELUS applications are better and do not possess the same kind of issues.
What jobs can I do at Telus International?
Quick answer: Everything you could do at Lionbridge, and some more.
TELUS International has all of the open positions available at Lionbridge (in their AI Community jobs) section. You can search for them on their jobs page. Simply enter your country in the search box and it will show you the positions relevant to you.
There are openings for Search Engine Evaluation, Social Media Evaluation, Localization, Translation, Crowd Testing, and more.
Apart from that, there are some other positions as well that might not be visible to you in Lionbridge.
How do I signup for them? Should I create an account if I already have a Lionbridge account?
There are two ways you can create an account with them.
One is to directly apply for their open positions from their job board. Simply go to their job board link, and enter your country in the search bar.
Click on Search and you will be presented with a list of job vacancies. You can then apply for these jobs via WorkMarket.
The second way is to sign up on their AI Platform. It is a modern version of Lionbridge’s AI platform, and going forward it will be rebranded to TELUS International.
Go to the signup link and enter your email and name. Then click the confirmation link on the email and enter your password.
After that, you will be taken to the dashboard. First things first, update your profile and enter all the required information (including payment information).
Then you can go to the Jobs section to see the jobs available to you. Currently, they are going through the transition period so there are no jobs available. But it is best if you signup beforehand.
How much can I earn and How will I get paid?
As always, your earnings are dependent on the job you do and your locale. Their pay rates are better than Appen, starting from 4.5$/hour and going up to 25$/hour.
You can also participate in their data collection jobs from time to time as they become available. Depending on your job and hours of work, it can be a part-time or a full-time income source for you.
Your payments will be processed by Paypal or Bank Transfer. You have the option to choose between either of them in your Profile section. Just fill in your payment details and it will be selected as your preferred payment method.
Try to transition to this new platform and maybe you will get opportunities earlier missed by you. Best of luck.