Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Lessons From Germany’s Refugee Crisis: Integration, Costs, and Benefits

Germany has taken in more refugees since 2015 than any other European nation. Which programs have helped most? Which have fallen short? And what are the short-term and long-term benefits of the overall effort?


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Early Insights From Canada: What Help Do Refugees Need to Enroll in North American Higher Education?

How can institutions help students who are among the tens of thousands of newly arrived refugees in Canada and the U.S.? Discover insights from a small-scale WES pilot project.


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$39.4 Billion: The Money We Miss by Under-Employing College-Educated Immigrants

Doctors working as cabbies, engineers as janitors: That’s the story of one in four college-educated immigrants in the U.S. A look at the barriers, costs, and solutions.


Posted in Current Issue, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Migration Paths: How Do Highly Skilled Workers Make Their Way to Canada?

With Immigrant interest in Canada surging, WES surveyed 7,120 applicants for Canada’s skilled worker program to better understand their backgrounds and skills.


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Educating Iran: Demographics, Massification, and Missed Opportunities

The vast majority of Iranian students on U.S. campuses are graduate-level scholars in the engineering and STEM fields. What factors drive them to leave Iran, what are their stay rates, and what are the potential economic costs of barring our doors to them?


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Posted in Middle East, Mobility Trends, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Better Career Services for International Students = Better Retention and Recruitment

Good career prospects are a major pull factor for international students who come to the U.S., but the career services available on campus often fall short. With an eye toward improved recruitment, retention, and better student experience, the WES research team examined what works and what doesn’t at campuses across the U.S.


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Posted in Americas, Enrollment & Recruiting, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration, Strategic Internationalization

Providing Pathways for Refugees: Practical Tips for Credential Assessment

Bryce Loo and Alejandro Ortiz, Research Associates at World Education Services DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT &nbsp An alarming 60 million people – roughly equivalent to the population of Italy – were displaced by war, conflict or political repression in 2015. Among


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Mobility Patterns and Pathways of Indian Engineers to the U.S.

By Rahul Choudaha, Megha Roy – WES Research & Advisory Services ACCESS ADDITIONAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SOLUTIONS   More than 25 million Indians have emigrated and currently reside in countries around the world. Nearly 2.6 million of them live in


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Skilled Immigrants and the Recognition of Foreign Credentials in the United States

By Nejdan Yildiz, WES Community Outreach Coordinator The United States, as a country built by immigrants, has an immigration policy that would be considered more welcoming than that of most developed nations. According to the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), there


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Speeding the Recognition of Foreign Qualifications in Canada

A new framework to speed the integration of foreign-trained immigrants into the Canadian workforce was introduced in late November as part of the Canadian Government’s strategy to attract and integrate “ the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce


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