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Going the Distance: Immigrant Youth in Canada’s Labour Market

This report examines the disparity between the high levels of academic success immigrant and refugee youth achieve and the challenges they encounter when seeking to enter the workforce. It also provides several programmatic and policy recommendations to facilitate the inclusion and long-term advancement of immigrant and refugee youth.

Expanding Pathways to Licensure for Internationally Trained Physicians in Ontario: How to Get There and Why It Matters

This policy brief examines the investments required and benefits to be realized by implementing three measures that can improve access to care, equity, and sustainability within Ontario’s health care workforce.

Addressing the Underutilization of Internationally Educated Health Professionals in Canada: What the Data Does and Doesn’t Tell Us

This policy brief can help researchers and policymakers understand the extent of skill underutilization of IEHPs, the scope and the limitations of existing data, and where improvements can be most impactful.

One Year Later: Canada’s Enduring Appeal to Prospective Immigrants in the Face of COVID-19

This new research report compares findings from surveys of prospective immigrants distributed in August 2020 and August 2021. It reveals the extent to which people are still interested in immigrating to Canada and key factors influencing their interest.

Stratégies d’inclusion des immigrants dans les milieux de travail canadiens

Le Guide de l’employeur vise à offrir des stratégies faciles à mettre en œuvre qui facilitent vos efforts en vue de recruter les meilleurs candidats pour faire traverser cette période turbulente à votre organisation; ajouter des points de vue diversifiés pour consolider la résilience de votre entreprise; promouvoir un milieu de travail inclusif où les immigrants peuvent s’épanouir.

Strategies for Immigrant Inclusion in Canadian Workplaces

This employer playbook is a collection of accessible, easy-to-implement strategies and tips to help employers bolster immigrant inclusion as they respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Economic Well-Being of Recent Migrants to Canada

This research report examines the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on permanent residents, temporary foreign workers, and international students in Canada. The results are based on surveys distributed in April, June, and August of 2020 to applicants who received a WES credential evaluation and resided in Canada. Nearly 5,000 responses were included in the analysis.

Trend Report: Canada’s Appeal to Prospective Immigrants in the Face of COVID-19

This report looks at trends from all three survey rounds (April, June, and August of 2020) and is based on the responses of more than 27,000 respondents who resided outside of Canada at the time of the surveys.  Gain insight into how interest and intentions to immigrate to Canada are changing over time as the pandemic unfolds. 

Hosting a Refugee Hiring Event: A Guide to Coordinating a Collaborative Response to an Employment Imperative

This practical guide summarizes key lessons from the Toronto Refugee Hiring Event and provides communities across Canada with a blueprint for hosting similar events to maximize matching refugees with hiring employers.

Are Intentions to Immigrate to Canada Changing in the Face of COVID-19?

To understand the potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prospective immigrants to Canada, WES Research conducted a survey of applicants for a WES Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) for immigration purposes. The report is based on the responses of 4,615 individuals residing outside of Canada and provides insight into how the pandemic is affecting their immigration interest and intentions.