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

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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Posted in Americas, Skilled Immigrants & Workforce Integration