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Growing Our IMPRINT Coalition, Deepening Our Impact

Thursday April 29, 2021 | by José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA

As the IMPRINT coalition expands to welcome new member organizations, WES Global Talent Bridge is featuring a series of blog posts that highlight the critical work and unique perspectives of this dynamic network. José Ramón Fernández-Peña, MD, MPA, is director of Health Professions […]

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Immigrant Youth Workforce Development Challenges and Opportunities: Key Insights from an #ImmigrantsThrive Twitter Chat

Wednesday April 28, 2021 | by Shaunna-Marie Kerr

Immigrant youth have been among the demographics hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic across employment, education, and health (including mental health). The challenges highlighted by the pandemic were not new, but continued long-standing patterns, especially relating to unemployment and underemployment of immigrant youth in Canada.   With this in mind, on March 30, WES convened more than 60 contributors to […]

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COVID-19 Response: An Update on Addressing the Underutilized Skills of Canada’s Internationally Educated Health Professionals

Wednesday April 28, 2021 | by WES Global Talent Bridge

While the pandemic is highlighting challenges in Canada’s health and long-term care (LTC) systems, it is also shining a light on the thousands of internationally educated health professionals (IEHPs) who are licensed to practice in other countries but are unable to fully contribute their skills, education, and experience in Canada.   Since last spring, WES has been working with many partners to raise awareness of the deep disconnect between the underutilization of IEHP talent and the needs of Canada’s health and LTC systems. WES has been […]

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Policy Roundup: Tracking Efforts to Support the Economic Mobility of Immigrants and Refugees in the U.S.

Wednesday March 31, 2021 | by Fatima Sanz & Jacki Esposito

Immigrants and refugees with international credentials are integral to the economic vitality of the United States, yet many are unable to contribute their skills, talents, and experience to the U.S. workforce because of systemic obstacles to employment. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored the essential […]

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Investing in Immigrant and Refugee Talent Through Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

Wednesday February 24, 2021 | by Hillary Gardner

WES Global Talent Bridge’s 2020 Immigrant Economic Integration Virtual Summit (#IEISummit2020), Building Momentum for a New Decade, featured state and local practitioners, immigrant leaders, and policymakers committed to advancing the academic and economic mobility of immigrants and refugees. The four-day summit took place […]

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