Monday, April 24, 2017

The CanadaVisa Study Hub: A New Online Portal for International Students and Graduates in Canada

By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

It is estimated that more than 350,000 international students are currently studying in Canada, and this number is on the rise. Many universities and colleges are reporting significant increases in applications from potential international students for 2017. Studying in Canada can open doors to opportunities, not only for working after graduation but also for immigrating permanently. Individuals around the world are eager to take advantage of these opportunities.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

From Kenya to Canada: Caroline Ausukuya’s Journey

By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

What began as a work placement for Caroline Ausukuya in the World Education Services (WES) Canada office in 2002 eventually became the position of group manager today. Caroline now oversees a team of 14 examiners and analysts in the credential evaluations department. This is her success story.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WES Credential Evaluations for Russian Students

By Lily Jandreska
World Education Services

The estimated population of Russia is 142 million. With a literacy rate of 98 percent, Russia is one of the most educated countries in Western Europe. In this post, we will review the structure of Russian education and how it can be translated to North American education standards through a credential evaluation.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

CultureLink: Welcoming Newcomers to Canada Since 1988

By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

Established in 1988, CultureLink Settlement Services and Community Services is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to serving newcomers and the community in the city of Toronto. Their mission is to facilitate the active participation and integration between the newcomers and the broader community.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Regional Spotlight: Mississauga, Ontario

 Regional Spotlight: Mississauga, Ontario
By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada’s busiest airport and the largest in North America (after John F. Kennedy International Airport) that serves international passengers, is actually situated in the city of Mississauga. It is for this reason that Mississauga is regarded by many as a gateway to Canada.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Spotlight on Success: Manjushree Thapa (Part 2)

 Manjushree Thapa
By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

[This interview is continued from Part 1.]

This is such a clichéd question, but has the proliferation of social media opened up more opportunities for writers?
It has created a lot of platforms, so I think it’s actually a good time to be a beginner writer. I think, in terms of making a living, it has made it trickier because there are so many people who are willing to write for free. People who want to be paid for their writing feel stuck with looking at the same traditional publishing outlets like newspapers and magazines.

Friday, March 31, 2017

5 Tips for Finding a Job After College

By Kaitlin Ramby
World Education Services

Searching for a job can be an intimidating experience, especially when you are going through the process in a foreign country where there are different rules and customs. Although securing a job you love may not be easy, we have tips for you that will help increase your chances of securing your first job after graduating.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Spotlight on Success: Manjushree Thapa (Part 1)

 Spotlight on Success: Manjushree Thapa
By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

I first learned of Manjushree Thapa’s work in 2015 when I was finishing up my trip in Nepal. Her book, Forget Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy, was on my friend’s bookshelf, and I was immediately gripped by its unflinching, wry, and humane examination of Nepal’s history and present-day predicaments.

I finished reading the book in Toronto, and started following Thapa through her essays, interviews, and on Twitter. It is not common to see someone from your home country succeed as a writer and artist in Canada, and I knew we had to connect once I found out that Thapa lived in the same city as I did.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Upcoming Webinar: Industry-Recognized Credentials for Canada and the U.S.

 Webinar: Industry-Recognized Credentials for Canada and the U.S.
Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 11 a.m. EDT (UTC−04:00)
Location: Online/virtual
Cost: Free

About the Webinar

Industry-recognized credentials, also called professional certifications, are increasingly important in today’s labor market. This webinar will explore some of the most common industry-specific credentials and certifications across Canada and the United States, focusing on their portability both geographically as well as across different sectors.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Life as an International Student in San Francisco

By Sara Varela-Acevedo
Associate Director of International Admission, University of San Francisco

We recently spoke with WES expert ambassador Sara Varela-Acevedo who handles international admission at the University of San Francisco. She had many insights to share with international students about academics, student visas, housing, and life in San Francisco in general. Read on to get her thoughts.

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