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Atlin, Joan; Loo, Bryce; Luo, Ning; Mehboob, Faiza; Santos, Mikaela; Shulmann, Paul – World Education Services, 2020
COVID-19 has had devastating effects on the financial well-being of many recent immigrants, temporary foreign workers, and international students in Canada. Migrants--regardless of their immigration status--are overrepresented in essential roles and industries that have been hardest hit. To better understand the impact of the pandemic on these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Immigrants
World Education Services, 2020
In any given year, World Education Services (WES) interacts with many thousands of internationally educated students who are hoping to enroll in public and private higher education institutions across the U.S.; WES also interacts with the institutions themselves. The COVID-19 pandemic, as well as social, political, and policy factors, have shaped…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
Skinner, Makala; Santos, Mikaela; Luo, Ning; Mackie, Chris – World Education Services, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has profoundly disrupted U.S. higher education, affecting both institutions and people, including students, faculty, and staff. To understand the potential impact of the coronavirus on U.S. international higher education, WES Research surveyed prospective international and immigrant students interested in studying in the U.S.;…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Students, Immigrants
Skinner, Makala; Luo, Ning; Mackie, Chris – World Education Services, 2019
Amid increased global competition for student enrollments and decreased international student interest in the U.S., Stateside HEIs [higher education institutions] are beginning to grasp the importance of international student experiences on their campuses. In the face of such pressures, some institutions are recognizing how current international…
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, College Students, Foreign Students
World Education Services, 2019
WES [World Education Services] conducted a survey-based study to examine predictors of skilled immigrants' career success. The authors examined the demographic characteristics of skilled immigrants as well as their experience and education, and studied how these factors affect their labour market outcomes. This report looked at: (1) Demographic…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Immigrants, Skilled Workers, Careers
World Education Services, 2019
This paper focuses on the potential of competency assessment to support the long-term growth of the labour market by facilitating the appropriate employment of skilled immigrants. A competency-informed approach involves looking holistically at an individual's ability to apply knowledge and skills with appropriate judgment in a defined setting. The…
Descriptors: Competence, Personnel Selection, Recruitment, Labor Market
Schulmann, Paul; Le, Cindy – World Education Services, 2018
In the nearly two years since the election of U.S. President Donald Trump, multiple studies have documented declines in international student enrollments at U.S. institutions. Entities that track developments in higher education have reported increased enrollments in other countries, especially those where costs are lower, quality and access are…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Enrollment Trends, Higher Education, Political Issues
World Education Services, 2018
World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit organization with over 40 years of experience in assessing academic credentials from more than 200 countries and jurisdictions and 40,000 educational institutions. Because many refugees are unable to obtain verifiable documents, the assessment of their qualifications calls for a different approach…
Descriptors: Refugees, Pilot Projects, Credentials, Foreign Countries
World Education Services, 2018
World Education Services (WES) is a non-profit organization with over 40 years of experience in assessing academic credentials from more than 200 countries and jurisdictions and 40,000 educational institutions. Because many refugees are unable to obtain verifiable documents, the assessment of their qualifications calls for a different approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Pilot Projects, Credentials
Gross, Jeff – World Education Services, 2018
At a national level, the supply of teachers has remained stable in recent years--however, at the state and local level, school districts have been wrestling with long-standing teacher shortages in a number of specific fields, including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects; career and technical education (CTE); bilingual…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teacher Shortage, Public Schools, Refugees
Loo, Bryce; Luo, Ning; Ye, Ziyi – World Education Services, 2017
In order to provide institutions with more insight into student experiences and perspectives on their careers and the preparation they received on campus--and to promote discussions about how such students' might be better served--the research team at World Education Services (WES) conducted a survey of both current international students and…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Outcomes of Education, Foreign Students, College Students
World Education Services, 2017
The most important step in evaluating documents for international student admissions is ensuring the authenticity of educational credentials. This article shares the practices and experiences of World Education Services (WES) in obtaining valid international academic credentials. Since WES published "Forged Educational Credentials: A Sorry…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Admission Criteria, Student Records, Documentation
World Education Services, 2017
When seeking entry to a profession or employment in Ontario, Canada, internationally trained professionals may face multiple challenges. One of the most serious challenges to labour market success, as identified by immigrants themselves, is a lack of recognition of the academic credentials earned outside of Canada. International credential…
Descriptors: Best Practices, International Education, Foreign Countries, Employment Qualifications
Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael; Mittelstadt, Michelle; Zeitlin, Angela Marek – World Education Services, 2016
This study estimated the economic penalty that immigrant underemployment imposes, both in forgone earnings and tax payments, using U.S. Census Bureau data to analyze demographic characteristics and estimate the forgone earnings and taxes at federal, state, and local levels. It focuses on three groups of workers: (1) Immigrants who are…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Immigrants, Underemployment, Taxes
Batalova, Jeanne; Fix, Michael; Bachmeier, James D. – World Education Services, 2016
This study estimated the economic penalty that immigrant underemployment imposes, both in forgone earnings and tax payments, using U.S. Census Bureau data to analyze demographic characteristics and estimate the forgone earnings and taxes at federal, state, and local levels. It focuses on three groups of workers: (1) Immigrants who are…
Descriptors: Economic Impact, Immigrants, Underemployment, Taxes
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