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WES Global Talent Bridge Partners

WES Global Talent Bridge is dedicated to helping immigrants and refugees leverage their education, achieve their professional goals, and fully utilize their talents in Canada. We engage with community organizations, academic institutions, workforce development organizations, and other groups to put research and best practices into action and advocate for policies that promote equity and inclusion for immigrants and refugees. The following are just some of our partners in Canada. For information on partnering with Global Talent Bridge, contact us here.

IEHP WORK

WES has been working with many partners to raise awareness of the deep disconnect between the underutilization of internationally educated health professionals (IEHP) and the needs of Canada’s health and long-term care systems.

  • Institute for Canadian Citizenship (#EqualChance)
  • Internationally Educated Nurses – WES Advisory Group
  • Internationally Trained Physicians’ Access Coalition (ITPAC): Internationally Trained Medical Doctors Canada Network (iCaN), Access Alliance – Immigrant Researchers Support Network (IRSN), International Doctor’s Network (IDN), Internationally Trained Physicians of Ontario (ITPO), Association of International Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (AIPSO), Niagara IMG/IEN Support Group, Internationally Trained Medical Doctors (ITMD) Bridging Program at Ryerson University, Community Matters Toronto, Learning Enrichment Foundation, WIL Employment Connections / Access Centre for Regulated Employment, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre.
  • OCASI
  • Ontario Long Term Care Association
  • AdvantAge Ontario
  • Care Centre for Internationally Trained Nurses
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

Research Partners

  • VHA Home HealthCare
  • Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University

WES GATEWAY PROGRAM

The WES Gateway Program assesses the educational credentials of individuals who have been displaced as a result of adverse circumstances in their country and have limited proof of academic achievements. WES works with partner organizations across Canada to refer clients to the program. See the full list of referral partners here.

EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT

Community Projects

WES works alongside community-based organizations to develop change agents and foster immigrant inclusion in local communities across Canada. WES engages with partners in the creation of strategies unique to each community, including employer workshops, localized playbooks for hiring and retaining newcomers, job/hiring fairs, and communication campaigns highlighting the value of immigrant talent.

Region of Waterloo:

  • Immigration Partnership (Region of Waterloo)
  • Agilec
  • Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
  • Carizon
  • dB Noise Reduction
  • Greater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre
  • Region of Waterloo
  • Waterloo Region Small Business Centre
  • Workforce Planning Board of Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

Durham Region:

  • The Regional Municipality of Durham
  • Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade
  • Durham Workforce Authority
  • HRPA Durham
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Welcome Centre Immigrant Services – Pickering and Ajax

Greater Moncton:

  • Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Engaging Matters
  • Expansion Dieppe
  • Le CAFI
  • MAGMA
  • Province of New Brunswick
  • Town of Riverview
  • 3+ Corporation

#ImmigrantsWork National Coalition

The #ImmigrantsWork coalition was formed to use its collective voice to promote the value of immigrants in Canada’s labour market as businesses respond to and recover from the pandemic. The coalition comprises eight organizations, including WES, with decades of experience helping employers leverage the education, skills, and experience of immigrant talent in their workplaces.

PRE-ARRIVAL AND REFERRAL PROGRAMS

WES Global Talent Bridge’s referral program facilitates the connection of internationally educated professionals to programs and services, enabling individuals to meet their settlement and career goals in Canada.

IMMIGRANT YOUTH

WES engages with key stakeholders and workforce development organizations to drive change, create impact, and support positive long-term employment outcomes and economic empowerment of immigrant youth. WES co-chairs the National Roundtable on Immigrant Youth with the Canadian Council for Youth Prosperity with a network of members.

WES has launched a Work Integrated Learning project with Deloitte and Ted Rogers School of Management (Ryerson University). Our non-profit partners are:

OTHER KEY PROGRAMS AND PARTNERS