About WES

World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit social enterprise that supports the educational, economic, and social inclusion of immigrants, refugees, and international students. For nearly 50 years, WES has set the standard for international academic credential evaluation, supporting millions of people as they seek to achieve their academic and professional goals. Through decades of experience as a leader in global education, WES has developed a wide range of tools to pursue social impact at scale. From evaluating academic credentials to shaping policy, designing programs, and providing philanthropic funding, we partner with a diverse set of organizations, leaders, and networks to uplift individuals and drive systems change. Together with its partners, WES enables people to learn, work, and thrive in new places.

Our History

WES is founded
20 evaluations completed
WES launched AICES, our Automatic International Credential Evaluation System
Toronto office opened
WES Global Talent Bridge launched
WES became a designated provider for IRCC
70,000 evaluations completed
Skilled Immigrant Integration Program launched
297,000 evaluations completed
WES Gateway Program launched
WES Mariam Assefa Fund created
408,000 evaluations completed

Our Vision

Everyone is able to put their education, experience, and skills to work anywhere in the world.

Our Mission

We help people learn, work, and thrive in new places. We help society recognize the value of people’s education and experience.

Our Values


We open doors so people can build better futures.


We become stronger, more creative, and more resilient when we embrace diversity.


We uphold fairness and justice in our work and actions.


We are resourceful, inventive, and driven.


We challenge ourselves to be the best at what we do.

Our Strategies

Enabling Individuals

We enable immigrants, refugees, and international students to make full use of their education, skills, knowledge, and experience so they can achieve economic and social mobility.

Driving Systems Change

We partner widely to facilitate social and economic mobility for the individuals we serve, and we seek to build open and equitable systems that provide access to opportunity for immigrants, refugees, and international students.

Staying Ahead of The Curve

We ensure growth, organizational resilience, and continued impact by anticipating and pivoting to meet the needs of customers, academic institutions, clients, partners, and stakeholders in a dynamic environment.

Investing in Our People

We foster an inclusive, mission-driven culture where every employee feels valued, encouraged, and motivated, where every employee is empowered to do excellent work every day, and where every employee becomes a catalyst for change.

Leading a Social Enterprise

We maintain the highest standard of excellence and scale as a financially independent, sustainable organization driving measurable social impact.

Success Stories

Kunle Ifesanya

Architect and urban development specialist Kunle Ifesanya discusses how WES credential evaluations, tools, and resources helped him achieve his professional goals in the U.S.

“The WES evaluation is like saying, ‘Okay, she has the equivalent grade point in the U.S. although she received her grades in a different country.’ WES gave me confidence and assured me that my education was worth something.”

“When the opportunity to participate in the Skilled Immigrant Integration Program (SIIP) came, we immediately decided to apply. SIIP really catalyzed everything we were trying to accomplish.”

Our Team


We are diverse, passionate, and committed to our mission. We speak over 37 languages and represent more than 40 countries.

Learn more about new job opportunities and the benefits of working at WES.

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Land Acknowledgment

WES uses and participates in a land acknowledgment to recognize the enduring presence and resilience of Indigenous Peoples on Turtle Island. It is also a reminder that we are all accountable to these relationships. This is a first step in our collective progress toward truth and reconciliation.​ WES has its main offices in Manhattan and Toronto, so we acknowledge our debt to the Indigenous Peoples in each location.

Whose territory do you reside on? Visit: native-land.ca

New York City​

WES acknowledges that it is on the island known as Mannahatta—now called Manhattan—in Lenapehoking, the ​homeland of the Lenape people.


WES acknowledges that it is on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, that is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. ​

We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit. ​