WES Global Talent Bridge®

Skilled immigrants who have left home to further their careers often face significant challenges when it comes to integrating within their host countries. WES addresses these challenges through its Global Talent Bridge® program. WES Global Talent Bridge provides community organizations and public agencies that assist skilled immigrants with tools, training and other resources that help them improve their services and achieve their goals.


WES Global Talent Bridge works with national and provincial partners to help put skilled immigrants on the path to personal and professional success.

Partnerships include:

  • Co-produced Pathways to Success® seminars designed for skilled immigrants
  • Joint research reports, conference presentations and interactive guides
  • Collaboration on federal and provincial advocacy for a “shared-skills” agenda to address brain waste
  • Collaboration on the Syrian Refugee Jobs Agenda to support the labour-market integration of Syrian refugees

Research Reports & Policy Advocacy

WES Global Talent Bridge serves both as a source for original research on skilled immigrant integration and as a portal for relevant work by partners. Recent reports include “Considering Canada,” a look at the views of prospective immigrants, and “Steps to Success,” a study on the factors that help or hinder skilled immigrants in achieving professional success in their new countries. Contact WES Global Talent Bridge to learn more about research on skilled immigrant integration.

Training & Tools

When it comes to helping skilled immigrants, WES Global Talent Bridge takes a hands-on approach. It provides a preliminary equivalency preview tool and other practical resources to employers, educators and service providers who work with skilled immigrants. Together with its partners, WES Global Talent Bridge produces Pathways to Success seminars, webinars and a monthly newsletter for skilled immigrants interested in advancing their education or careers.

The WES Global Talent Bridge Partner Blog

Through its blog and email newsletter, WES Global Talent Bridge keeps partners, educators, researchers and policymakers updated on the issues that impact skilled immigration. Subscribers also receive copies of WES Global Talent Bridge’s latest research reports and policy briefs.