In 2016, WES launched a pilot project to assess the credentials of Syrian refugees to Canada. During that phase, millions were fleeing conflict in the region.
Canada has resettled thousands of individuals displaced by political unrest, conflict, and natural disasters. This report describes how WES helped Syrian refugees with post-secondary qualifications to take their next steps towards integration.
The form will give you access to the Full Report and Executive Summary published in 2018. Additionally, you will get access to the Addendum published in late 2019. The Addendum summarizes data on outcomes collected from Syrian refugees who participated in this project. The survey focused on the clients’ experience in the program and the usefulness of the credential evaluation report, given the respondents’ career or education goals.
The outcomes from the pilot informed the expansion and scaling efforts to what is now known as the WES Gateway Program.