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World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping international students, immigrants, and refugees achieve their educational and career goals in the United States and Canada. For more than 45 years, WES has set the standard of excellence in the field of international academic credential evaluation. Through WES Global Talent Bridge, the organization joins with institutional partners, community-based organizations, and policymakers to help immigrants and refugees who hold international credentials fully utilize their talents and education to achieve their academic and professional goals. Through its grantmaking, impact investing, and partnerships, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund seeks to advance economic and social inclusion for immigrants and refugees.

The WES Weekly Roundup began at WES as an internal scan to mobilize knowledge across teams and inform their work. Recognizing resource and capacity constraints in the sector, WES has partnered with KM4S to make the information accessible to all. The WES Weekly Roundup aims to curate information into one place for service providers and others in the immigration and settlement sector to access and stay informed on issues impacting the sector and the clients we serve.  

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WES Weekly Roundup May 22, 2024
Published on: May 22, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Proof Point: Not addressing population aging can be very costly, Seek training in high-demand sectors, province tells immigrants with expiring work permits, Immigrant workers protest in P.E.I.: What's going on now and how did it start?, I am a former immigration minister. Unsustainable population increases won’t solve Canada’s underlying issues.
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WES Weekly Roundup May 8, 2024
Published on: May 8, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: World Migration Report – 2024, Canada is scaling back temporary foreign workers. Critics say the program needs an overhaul, Setting the record straight on refugee claims by international students.
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WES Weekly Roundup April 24, 2024
Published on: April 24, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Supporting Self-Sufficiency: Considerations for Refugees’ Transition out of Sponsorship and Complementary Pathways Programs, Canada must be more audacious with efforts to attract global talent, This demographic has been losing ground in Canada for decades. Now tens of thousands of immigrants are helping reverse the trend.
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WES Weekly Roundup April 17, 2024
Published on: April 17, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Essential but unprotected: Migrant farmworkers in Canada, The Great Rebuild - Seven ways to fix Canada’s housing shortage, The paradox of immigration policy will require a new model.
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WES Weekly Roundup April 10 2024
Published on: April 10, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Our kids first’: Doug Ford says Ontario students should get all medical school spots, Permanent immigration levels 'in the right place': Fraser, Is there a better place to put refugees than hotels? The push for a national asylum plan.
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WES Weekly Roundup April 3, 2024
Published on: April 3, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada’s productivity ‘emergency’ and the role immigrants play, The expansion and changing characteristics of the Provincial Nominee Program, Ukrainians no longer eligible to enter Canada under CUAET special measures.
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WES Weekly Roundup March 27, 2024
Published on: March 27, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: With move to limit temporary residents, Ottawa is ‘attacking the demand curve now’, Canada is changing its foreign worker rules. Here’s why — and what it will mean, Ottawa aims to set temporary resident targets for the first time this fall, You Close Roxham Road, People Are Just Going to Cross Somewhere Else”, Life in Canada is 'more expensive' than most immigrants expected, new poll finds.
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WES Weekly Roundup March 20, 2024
Published on: March 20, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: A Growing Problem: How to align Canada’s immigration with the future economy, Trudeau rules out Quebec’s request for full control over immigration, PQ leader invokes the idea of a referendum after Trudeau's 'rebuff' on immigration, It’s time to restore pride in post-secondary institutions and immigration.
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WES Weekly Roundup March 13, 2024
Published on: March 13, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada announces new immigration pilots to support rural and Francophone minority communities, will create a permanent program, British Columbia releases details of new Provincial Attestation Letter system under Canada’s international student cap, Ottawa says it will bypass Quebec's immigration cap to speed up family reunification.
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