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About WES

World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to helping international students, immigrants, and refugees achieve their educational and career goals in the United States and Canada. For more than 45 years, WES has set the standard of excellence in the field of international academic credential evaluation. Through WES Global Talent Bridge, the organization joins with institutional partners, community-based organizations, and policymakers to help immigrants and refugees who hold international credentials fully utilize their talents and education to achieve their academic and professional goals. Its philanthropic arm, the WES Mariam Assefa Fund, supports catalytic leaders and organizations working to build inclusive economies and to ensure that immigrants and refugees can achieve their aspirations and thrive.

Our History

1974
WES is founded
20 evaluations completed
1998
WES launched AICES, our Automatic International Credential Evaluation System
2000
Toronto office opened
2012
WES Global Talent Bridge launched
2013
WES became a designated provider for IRCC
70,000 evaluations completed
2017
Skilled Immigrant Integration Program launched
297,000 evaluations completed
2018
WES Gateway Program launched
2019
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

Opportunity

We open doors so people can build better futures.

Inclusion

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

Equity

We uphold fairness and justice in our work and actions.

Enterprising

We are resourceful, inventive, and driven.

Expertise

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

Careers

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.

Toronto​

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. ​