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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 22, 2023
Published on: November 22, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Canada needs a lot more immigrants, almost double the current rate in the long run: RBC, Opinion: Competency-based approach will modernize immigration system, Climate Migration 101: An Explainer, Ottawa opens applications to humanitarian pathway for 11,000 migrants from Haiti, Venezuela, Colombia, and more.
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WES Weekly Roundup November 16, 2023
Published on: November 16, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Gaza evacuees in Canada will need mental-health, housing supports: refugee council, Ontario to ban employers from requiring Canadian work experience in job postings, Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Ontario and its Major Cities.
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WES Weekly Roundup November 9, 2023
Published on: November 9, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: The Leaky Bucket A Study of Immigrant Retention Trends in Canada, The conversation around immigration in Canada is shifting, As migrants take deadly risks for better lives, Canada and the U.S. must do much more.
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WES Weekly Roundup November 1, 2023
Published on: November 1, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Immigration Minister announces measures to combat fraud against international students, Federal government freezes immigration targets, plans for 500,000 permanent residents in 2026, Public support for immigration falls sharply amid affordability concerns.
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WES Weekly Roundup October 25, 2023
Published on: October 25, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Pilot program launches to streamline work permit processing for Canadian employers recruiting in the Philippines, Canada’s change to its Roxham Road deal is called a ‘shameful downgrading’, Processing Applications for Permanent Residence - IRCC, Newcomers need more support to succeed in the Canadian job market.
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WES Weekly Roundup October 11, 2023
Published on: October 11, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: AFTER THE SHOCKS: Preventing long-term labour market scarring for youth, Temporary immigration is 'minoritizing' French in Quebec, says PQ, Poll finds non-white Canadians reject Ottawa-approved 'BIPOC, racialized' label.
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WES Weekly Roundup October 5, 2023
Published on: October 5, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Enhancing the Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants to Canada, The Canada-India diplomatic crisis: Will the flow of Indian students, Shared Gains: Immigrant-Origin Students in U.S. Colleges.
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WES Weekly Roundup September 20, 2023
Published on: September 20, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Poll finds more than half of Canadians want fewer immigrants than Ottawa’s target, Hidden Talent: Unlocking the Employment Potential of Newcomer Youth in the Toronto Region, Canada on pace to build fewer — not more — homes by 2030 target: CMHC.
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WES Weekly Roundup September 13, 2023
Published on: September 13, 2023
The weekly roundup includes research, stories, and events of interest to the Canadian immigration and settlement community. Includes: Ottawa mulls fast-tracking international study permits for ‘trusted’ universities, colleges, UN envoy links temporary foreign worker program to ’contemporary forms of slavery’, Newcomers still being turned away from main shelter system, city confirms, Stopping immigration won’t fix Canada’s housing Crisis, and more.
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