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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 January 24, 2023
Published on: January 24, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ottawa eyes ‘aggressive measures’ to clear immigration backlog, memo reveals, Ford government to allow out of province nurses to start work immediately in Ontario, Does Canada’s Express Entry System Meet the Challenges of the Labor Market?, Syrian Refugee Lived Experience Project, WES Blog: How WES Canada Supports Immigrant Youth in Building Their Careers, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup January 18, 2023
Published on: January 18, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Matching Rapid Growth with Adequate Supports: How Colleges and Government Can Enhance International Student Experiences in Ontario, Global Skills Mobility Partnerships: An Opportunity for Canada, Labour Force Survey, December 2022, Why Some Groups Are Quitting Canada’s Popular Refugee Sponsorship Program, Why Canada’s plan to bring in 1.45 million permanent residents won’t fix the labour shortage, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup January 11, 2023
Published on: January 12, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: The top immigration developments of 2022, Opinion: Canada’s immigration plan should involve more than just big numbers, National physicians regulator aims to fast-track certification of more foreign-trained doctors, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup December 21, 2022
Published on: December 21, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Thousands assigned to inactive immigration officers and IDs. Are you one of them?, Immigrants could be the solution to Canada’s labour shortage, but they need to be supported, Atlantic Canada experiences a recent uptick in retaining skilled immigrants, Connecting Refugee Students and Graduates to Skilled Migration Pathways, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup December 13, 2022
Published on: December 16, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the economic integration of many immigrants, News release: Ontario upskilling more nurses to work in critical care, Gig platforms help immigrant care workers find jobs, but they are only a temporary solution, Admissions of Afghan refugees, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup December 8, 2022
Published on: December 8, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada leads the G7 for the most educated workforce, thanks to immigrants, young adults and a strong college sector, but is experiencing significant losses in apprenticeship certificate holders in key trades, Jobs in Canada: Navigating changing local labour markets, Report: Help Wanted, Labour Shortages Threaten the Future of Canadian Agriculture, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup November 30, 2022
Published on: November 30, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Toronto Social Capital Study 2022, Promoting Fairness in Canadian Immigration Decisions, Canadian postsecondary enrolments and graduates, 2020/2021, One in three Ukrainians with visas have reached Canada as applications approach 700K, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup November 22, 2022
Published on: November 22, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Whitepaper: International student demand and opportunities for Ontario and Quebec, How Canada plans to break records with its new refugee targets, NOC 2021 - Solving labour shortages in key sectors like health care, construction, and transportation: Workers from 16 new occupations now eligible for permanent residence, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup November 15, 2022
Published on: November 15, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: 'Canada is offering hope and dashing dreams', Diversity our Strength: Improving Working Conditions in Canadian Nonprofits, Unlocking the potential of youth-led social enterprises, Climate migration front and centre at COP27 in Egypt, and more.
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