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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 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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WES Weekly Roundup March 6, 2024
Published on: March 6, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ontario Colleges and International Students: A Pivotal Time, The decline in the citizenship rate among recent immigrants to Canada: Update to 2021, No, thanks: Fewer immigrants applying for Canadian citizenship — this could be why, Is the 'market value of becoming Canadian' dropping? Fewer immigrants are becoming citizens.
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WES Weekly Roundup February 28, 2024
Published on: February 28, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: How Canada's study permit cap will change where international students are coming from, 'Is the Canadian dream broken?' Earning gaps are emerging for second-generation Canadians, Opinion: Recognizing immigrants’ credentials is important — but it’s just one piece of the puzzle.
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WES Weekly Roundup February 21, 2024
Published on: February 21, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: New immigration funding planned to aid growing tourism and hospitality industry in Alberta, Provincial variation in the retention rates of immigrants, 2022, Addressing anti-Black racism is key to improving well-being of Black Canadians.
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WES Weekly Roundup February 14, 2024
Published on: February 14, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: OPINION: Canada’s cap on international students shows a university bias, Immigrants most affected as Quebec boasts 'robust' 2023 job market, Organized crime, including Mexican cartels, smuggling migrants to Canada.
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WES Weekly Roundup February 7, 2024
Published on: February 7, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ottawa pledges $362 million to provinces, cities to temporarily house asylum seekers, Provinces introducing measures to improve integrity of post-secondary education for international students, The good, the bad and the ugly: who is to blame when policy lacks clarity, coordination and is contradictory? and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup February 1, 2024
Published on: February 1, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ottawa to offer low-cost loans for student housing, Toronto’s Housing Crisis: When Immigration and Housing Policies Don’t Align, Canada hosted more than 1 million international students in 2023, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup January 24, 2024
Published on: January 24, 2024
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Income dynamics of new immigrants to Canada, Canada is caught in a population trap, Legault asks Trudeau to slow influx of asylum seekers, Feds announce two-year cap on international student admissions.
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