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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 July 26, 2022
Published on: July 26, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada’s labour shortage is the country’s greatest economic threat, International Students for long-term prosperity in Canadian economy: Expanding pathways to permanence for int’l students in Canada, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup July 12, 2022
Published on: July 12, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Express Entry: Canada invites skilled immigrants overseas for first time since 2020, Canada’s Immigrant Advantage: A survey of major employers, Canadians support accepting more newcomers, but we need a more equitable, rights-based approach, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup July 6, 2022
Published on: July 6, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Express Entry: Canada’s COVID-spurred immigration backlog is hurting its economic growth, Will Canada welcome over 500,000 new immigrants per year?, Delivering on the Promise of Resettlement, Why Ukrainian newcomers are not refugees and why that matters, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup June 28, 2022
Published on: June 28, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Immigration as a source of labour supply, The ethics of recruiting foreign-trained healthcare workers, Canada should expand its commitment to welcoming refugees, With thousands of Afghans still desperate to flee the Taliban, is Canada set to close its doors?, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup June 22, 2022
Published on: June 22, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: International students deserve to be treated as more than just a revenue stream, Canada needs an edge – and immigrants can provide it, Ukrainians who paid for immigration medical exams in Manitoba will be reimbursed, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup June 14, 2022
Published on: June 14, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Racial bias amplifying Canada’s high study permit refusal rate, Why are Public Attitudes Towards Immigration in Canada Becoming Increasingly Positive?, Recent immigrants less likely to have family doctor, Canada can lead the way in accepting climate refugees, Report of the Special Committee on Afghanistan, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup June 7, 2022
Published on: June 7, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: How Canada’s new NOC will affect Express Entry eligibility, Immigration report shows skills don’t always match job market, Newcomer youth feeling isolated in rural Canada, Ukrainian refugees who’ve fled to Canada can now apply for government income support, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup May 31, 2022
Published on: May 31, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Immigration will fuel Atlantic Canada’s population upswing, Express Entry draw updates: Canada to introduce major changes soon, How can Canada avoid major immigration backlogs in the future?, Canada needs to be as welcoming to Afghan refugees as it is to Ukrainians, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup May 25, 2022
Published on: May 25, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Immigration backlog must be tackled immediately, Canada needs to stop wasting talent of skilled immigrants, From the front lines: An urgent agenda for Decent Work, Government of Canada launches online portal to support Ukrainians, and more.
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