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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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Current Issue, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

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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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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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


Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Humanitarian Issues, Middle East, Mobility Trends, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

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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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Americas, Credential Evaluation Issues, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

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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Canada: Changing Employment and Visa Regulations to Improve the Recruitment of International Students

By Sophia Lowe, Research and Policy Analyst, WES Canada Introduction Citizenship and Immigration Minister Diane Finley announced changes to the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWP) on April 21, 2008 that are designed to help Canada compete more effectively in the


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Immigrants Hold Degrees in Significantly Higher Numbers than Native-Born Canadians, a Statistic not Reflected in the Job Market

By WES Staff Countries such as Canada, which are experiencing shortages in their skilled labor force due to low birth rates and an aging population, are actively seeking to recruit foreign trained workers through immigration initiatives designed to attract workers


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Profiling International Students in Canada within the Global Context

By Sue Le-Ba, Research and Policy Analyst, WES Canada Introduction According to the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), there were 2.7 million international students worldwide in 2004 compared to 1.75 million just five years earlier – a 41%


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