Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Indian Students Seeking an MBBS: Why China?

Data from India’s Medical Council indicates rising interest in China among Indian students seeking a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). What factors are involved?


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Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Asia Pacific, Mobility Trends, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

How Well do Foreign-Educated Nurses Integrate into the U.S. and Canada?

How can institutions better prepare internationally educated nurses for successful integration into U.S. and Canadian employment markets?


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Posted in Americas, Mobility Trends, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

Mobile Nurses: Trends in International Labor Migration in the Nursing Field

Spurred by a looming shortage of 18 million healthcare workers by 2030, the international labor migration of nurses and other health workers is on the rise worldwide. WENR looks at trends and impact.


Posted in Mobility Trends, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

What Now? Preparing International Students for Health Science Careers Abroad

International health science students often hope to stay and work in the U.S. over the long term. But in an uncertain immigration environment, it remains critical to prepare them for careers abroad. WENR looks at career services strategies for better serving this student population.


Posted in Accreditation and Quality Assurance, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

International Student Mobility to Canada: A Surge? Or Something Else?

A look at the policies and practices that have affected international student mobility to Canada since 2001. What can U.S. enrollment managers learn by looking north?


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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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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Europe, Humanitarian Issues, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

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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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, Humanitarian Issues, Original Research, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

$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 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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Posted in Credential Evaluation Issues, 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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Posted in Middle East, Mobility Trends, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration