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3 days or less

Course by Course (CxC)

8 days or less

Educational Credential Assessment (ECA for IRCC Canada)

6 days or less

*Processing times may vary. Processing starts once all documents have been received, reviewed, and accepted by WES and payment has been made in full.

WES Policy Submissions

Written Submission for the Federal Pre-Budget Consultations 2024
August 9, 2023 — Written submission from World Education Services (WES) including three core recommendations to (1) invest in projects and settlement services to build immigrant-inclusive economies and communities, (2) rebuild the health care workforce by ensuring the professional integration of immigrant health professionals, and (3) address the needs of international students and Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders.

Written submission to Global Affairs Canada on International Students Strategy Renewal
July 28, 2023 — Written submission from World Education Services (WES) including recommendations to ensure clear and accessible information is provided to international students pre and post arrival, improve accountability to both promote and protect Canada’s reputation, and develop a regulatory framework for education agents.
Review a two-page summary of our recommendations here.

Written Submission for the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act Consultations
May 11, 2023 — Written submission from World Education Services (WES) focusing on the implications of the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act for internationally educated teachers (IETs). Recommendations include enhancing the effectiveness of the licensing process for IETs and providing them with commensurate employment opportunities.

World Education Services (WES) and Internationally Trained Physicians Access Coalition (ITPAC) Recommendations Regarding Practice Ready Assessment Ontario
April 2023 — Policy brief from WES and ITPAC with recommendations relevant to Ontario’s Practice Ready Assessment (PRA) program so that its design can be efficient, fair, equitable for all internationally trained physicians, and that program eligibility criteria are free of systemic barriers.

World Education Services (WES) and Internationally Trained Physicians Access Coalition (ITPAC): Recommendations Regarding Investments to Medical Residency Seats in Ontario
April 2023 — WES and ITPAC written response to the Ontario government’s announcement to increase the number of medical residency seats in the province with recommendations to improve equity of access to residency training for internationally trained physicians.

WES Letter to Ontario Blue-Ribbon Panel
April 25, 2023 — Letter from World Education Services (WES) to the Blue Ribbon Panel that is tasked to provide advice and recommendations to the Minister of Colleges and Universities to help keep the postsecondary education sector financially strong and focused on providing the best student experience possible. This WES letter includes recommendations addressing the challenging situation facing international students in Ontario.

Written Submission for the Future of Canada’s Immigration System Consultations
April 21, 2023 — Written submission from World Education Services (WES) focusing on three main topics – the future vision for Canada’s immigration system, building on existing strengths, and fundamental principles of immigration policy.

World Education Services (WES) and Internationally Trained Physicians Access Coalition (ITPAC) Recommendations to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) Regarding Proposed Regulation Change: Emergency Circumstances Practice Class of Registration
March 2023 — WES and ITPAC joint submission to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario with specific recommendations in response to the College’s proposed amendments to the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA), which sets out a new Emergency Circumstances Practice class of registration for physicians in Ontario.

2023 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations
February 8, 2023 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including general and immigration status-based recommendations to help shape the preparation of a provincial budget that is responsive to the needs of newcomers, including immigrants, refugees, and international students.

Recommendations to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet Ministers
January 2023 — Written recommendations from World Education Services (WES) were sent to the Prime Minister and his Cabinet Ministers who gathered at a retreat to discuss “ongoing efforts to make life more affordable and build an economy that works for all Canadians.” The letters were sent to:

Prime Minister of Canada
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Minister of Health

2023 City of Toronto Budget Consultations
January 19, 2023 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) with a focus on preparing an equity-based budget and three key priority areas: (1) targeted skills training and workforce development, (2) employment and social services delivery, and (3) creating a welcoming and inclusive city.

Enhancing Express Entry through Category-Based Selection Consultation
January 6, 2023 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including general and category-based recommendations to help shape the category-based selection process in Express Entry.

Temporary Help Agencies and Recruiters Licensing Framework Consultations
December 6, 2022 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including recommendations regarding the proposed licensing framework for help agencies and recruiters in the temporary help sector to improve compliance with the Employment Standards Act, 2000.

WES Letter to Health Ministers Regarding Internationally Educated Health Professionals
November 2022 — Letter from World Education Services (WES) to provincial Ministers of Health following the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Health Ministers meeting on November 7, 2022. This WES letter calls for Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs) to be considered as a part of the solution to the health human resources crisis in Canada.

Written Submission for the Federal Pre-Budget Consultations 2023
October 2022 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including priority recommendations to build an immigrant-inclusive economy, rebuild the health care workforce by ending the underutilization of immigrant health professionals, address the needs of international students and temporary work permit holders, and more.

Letter to Minister Fraser in support of Regularization Program
October 3, 2022 — A letter from World Education Services (WES) to The Honourable Sean Fraser, M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship in support of regularizing status for undocumented migrants who are contributing to many Canadian communities.

WES Response to Ontario Government and Health Regulators on Internationally Educated Health Professionals
September 2022 — Letter from World Education Services (WES) regarding the August 2022 Ontario Government directive to Health Regulators regarding Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs). This letter makes recommendations to improve registration processes for IEHPs in the province.

Agriculture & Agri-food Canada: National Agriculture Labour Strategy Consultation
September 2022 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including recommendations to establish and expand existing economic immigration pathways to include a pathway to permanent residency for work permit holders primarily in the agricultural sector, and recognize and address systemic inequities faced by marginalized groups within the agricultural workforce.

Submission to Regulatory proposal under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA)
June 2022 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) addressing registration barriers for internationally educated health professionals and recommending policy options to remove the barriers.

Employment Equity Act Review Consultation
April 2022 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including recommendations that immigrants and refugees be added as a designated group under the Employment Equity Act; for updating the definitional understanding of the 4 historically identified designated groups to better reflect contemporary realities; and more.

Federal Pre-Budget Consultations 2022
February 2022 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including recommendations for building an immigrant-inclusive economy as we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic; rebuilding the health care workforce by ending the underutilization of immigrant health professionals; addressing the needs of international students and temporary work permit holders; and more.

Submission to FARPACTA Regulations Consultation – Working for Workers Act 2021
January 19, 2022 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including recommendations around amending Canadian experience and language proficiency requirements for internationally educated physicians, and more.

2022 Ontario Pre-Budget Consultations
January 2022 — Written Submission from World Education Services (WES) including general and specific recommendations for Jobs & the Economy, Health Care, and Education in the evolving pandemic context.