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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 September 7, 2022
Published on: September 7, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ensuring the success of international students: A collaborative model between governments, post-secondary institutions and the settlement sector, Highly educated newcomers in Canada, Course correction: How international students can help solve Canada’s labour crisis, Canada’s Rohingya fear world has forgotten refugee crisis 5 years after genocide in Myanmar, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup August 30, 2022
Published on: August 30, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Expanding the benefits of immigration in rural and northern communities, Canada will Lose Highly Skilled Immigrants without a Proper Retention Strategy, How universities can support international students beyond orientation, Almost half of Canadian report a strong sense of belonging to their local community, As the planet warms, people are moving. Will Canada welcome them?, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup August 23, 2022
Published on: August 23, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: The country’s linguistic diversity continues to grow, How the labour shortage got so bad, Recruiting and training is the number one concern SMEs, Immigration Minister responds to criticism over Afghan resettlement numbers, The century of climate migration: Why we need to plan for the great upheaval, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup August 16, 2022
Published on: August 18, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada’s labour shortages will outlive a recession, Delays in work visas negatively impacting Canadian business, Canadian university surpluses hit $7.3bn with international fee boost, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup August 9, 2022
Published on: August 9, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada rolls out measures to help international students stay — and work, Changes to Ontario’s control over immigration begin rounding into form, Lives Put on Hold: The Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s youth, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup August 3, 2022
Published on: August 3, 2022
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada needs to build more affordable housing for newcomers, Canada’s Immigration Department revamps anti-racism strategy following criticism, and more.
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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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