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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 November 8 2022
Published on: November 8, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada Leaving almost $13 billion on the table due to labour and skills shortages in manufacturing, Ottawa reveals plan to welcome 500,000 immigrants per year by 2025, Growing wave of unaccompanied minors among Ukrainians fleeing to Canada, We can do a better job of welcoming displaced students and scholars, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup November 1, 2022
Published on: November 1, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: New Canadians Working amid a New Normal: Recent Immigrant Wage Penalties in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigrants make up the largest share of the population in over 150 years and continue to shape who we are as Canadians, The ethical complexities of Canada’s dependence on edugration, Afghan refugee sponsorship quota should be removed, advocates urge feds, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup October 25, 2022
Published on: October 25, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: From Student to Immigrant? Multi-step pathways to permanent residence, Canada introduces strengthened protections for the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the proportion of NEET: A regional analysis and international perspective, Unable to Leave: Afghans Stuck in Afghanistan, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup October 19, 2022
Published on: October 19, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada’s permanent resident application backlog is forcing thousands of skilled workers to quit and return home, Canada lifts working hour restrictions for international students, International Migration Outlook 2022, Survey shows that prospective students want more information on admissions, The Safe Third Country Agreement is unsafe – and unconstitutional, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup October 12, 2022
Published on: October 12, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: The "Canadian Experience Disconnect" - Immigrant Selection, Economic settlement and hiring, How failing to consider intersectionality affects immigrant women in the workplace, Canada moving to boost pathways to permanent residency for intl students, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup October 4, 2022
Published on: October 4, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: It's not as easy as they say: International Students' Perspectives about gaining Canadian work experience, No help for undocumented workers, Unmasking differences in women’s full-time employment, New immigrants to Canada are building bridges with Indigenous Peoples. Here’s why that matters, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup September 27, 2022
Published on: September 27, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Transitioning to online applications for permanent residence, Easier access to permanent residence for physicians in Canada to help address doctor shortages, Alternative Federal Budget 2023: Rising to the challenge, Influence of a Global Pandemic for Ontario Newcomers: Challenges and Experiences during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Canada’s immigration minister leaves door open to extending Afghan resettlement programs, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup September 20, 2022
Published on: September 20, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ontario immigration is preparing to switch to new NOC 2021, Canada Working on Permanent Residence Option for undocumented workers, International students are key to Canada’s success – but we risk losing the best and the brightest to other countries, More than three million Ontarians could be without a family doctor by 2025, Canada Online Refugee Claims: IRCC Replaces CRPP With eApp, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup September 14, 2022
Published on: September 15, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ontario gives OK for nursing college to expedite international nurse registration, Thousands of international students still waiting on permits after Canadian school year begins, Could Quebec’s skills training model help solve Canada’s labour shortage?, Canada agrees to resettle Afghans held in UAE facility, and more
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