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

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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Posted in Americas, Education Policy, Enrollment & Recruiting, Mobility Trends, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration

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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