Changing global dynamics and the demand for skilled labor are driving interest in immigration point systems and their effect on the immigrant labor pool. Based on five years of WES research on Canada’s Express Entry applicants, WES researchers will provide insights into applicants’ immigration drivers, needs, and expectations, as well as offer recommendations for addressing some of the challenges skilled immigrants encounter.

Gain insights into:

  • The differences in expectations and needs of skilled immigrants
  • The employment information needs of immigrants
  • The expectations of immigrants living in Canada vs. prospective Canadian immigrants




Senior Data Analytics Associate, WES

Alejandro is a regular contributor to WES original research, where he provides higher education institutions with research-based, data-driven solutions to help them maximize the impact of their international enrollment efforts. He is passionate about data analytics and earned a master’s degree in social impact and policy analysis from New York University.



Data Analytics Associate, WES

Jean earned a master’s degree in education psychology from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in English education from Capital Normal University in Beijing, China. Jean previously worked as a teacher of English in China, and as an education interpreter for official Chinese education delegates to the United States.



Director of Strategic Partnerships, WES-Canada

Joining the presenters Alejandro and Jean will be Beth Clarke, who will lend her expertise and insight to the Q&A portion of the webinar. Beth leads the development of the Global Talent Bridge program in Canada to build and develop partnerships and community engagement programs with community agencies, licensing bodies, educational institutions, staffing services, and employers that support skilled immigrants in advancing their career and educational goals. Beth was previously the senior director, employer and stakeholder relations at the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), and has over 18 years of experience in the not for profit sector, focusing on employment services for newcomers.