Friday, May 12, 2017

Top Six Tips When Using LinkedIn

 Top Six Tips When Using LinkedIn

By Sahra Togone
WES Global Talent Bridge

LinkedIn is a leading social networking platform that can connect you to nearly half a billion professionals around the world. It is a powerful online tool that helps you explore new contacts and careers, and is an easy way to stay up to date with your current network. Many of us are used to communicating with our friends, family members, and colleagues through social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp, but what about LinkedIn? Are there certain things we should keep in mind when using it?

Whether you are new to LinkedIn or have been using it for some time, here are six important rules of etiquette to consider before clicking “send” on your next LinkedIn message or post.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Digital Micro-Credentials: Paving Your Pathway to Integration

 Digital Micro-Credentials: Paving Your Pathway to Integration

By Don Presant
Learning Agents

It can be difficult to come from another country and build a new career. Your foreign qualifications and experience are often not fully recognized. The country-specific work experience you need for good jobs can be hard to get, especially in your field. And despite your unique assets and needs, you're typically trained in groups, which can waste your time.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

ISANS: Supporting Immigrants and Refugees in Nova Scotia

 ISANS: Supporting Immigrants and Refugees in Nova Scotia

By Gelek Badheytsang
WES Global Talent Bridge

Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) is a community organization that has been serving immigrants and refugees in Nova Scotia for over 50 years. It is the largest immigrant-serving agency in Atlantic Canada. I recently spoke with Gerry Mills, ISANS’ Executive Director, about the organization.

Tell us a little bit about ISANS.
We provide programs and services to immigrants who come to Nova Scotia. This includes pre-arrivals (those who aren’t in Canada yet) as well as those who have recently arrived or have lived here for longer. Our work began in 1980. We were a non-profit group made up of a small but dedicated group of volunteers. We started by helping settle Vietnamese refugees. Today, we have over 200 staff members, and an annual budget of $17 million. We are the largest immigrant-serving agency in the Canadian Atlantic region, by far.

Friday, May 5, 2017

My Journey to Studying Economics in New York City

By Mehran Tehrani

I was 16 years old when I left my home country in Iran to study abroad in England. I was enrolled to get a two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), but after my first year in England, I decided to continue my education in the United States. I arrived in the U.S. when I was 17 years old and I graduated from Education First (EF) High School in New York. Currently, I am studying at City University of New York (CUNY) and I am majoring in economics. In this article, I will share my journey from Iran to New York City.

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.

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