WES Gateway Program


About the WES Gateway Program

The WES Gateway Program seeks to further the academic and career goals of eligible individuals who, because of adverse circumstances in their country of education, lack standard proof of academic achievement.  

World Education Services (WES) works with community and institutional partners to serve eligible clients. Mohawk College is a referral partner of this program and is able to support you in your application for credential evaluation.

Through the Gateway Program, WES can reliably validate and assess the education of individuals displaced by political unrest, conflict, and natural disasters even when verifiable documents are not available. The WES Gateway Program provides eligible participants with a high-quality credential evaluation report that can be accepted and recognized by employers, higher education institutions, and regulatory bodies in Canada.

A credential evaluation report describes each credential you have earned using standard Canadian education terminology. The report will provide an equivalency statement comparing the credential you earned to a similar credential in Canada.


How to Apply

The program is currently available to eligible individuals who:

  • Possess at least one piece of credible evidence issued by their academic institution.
  • Were educated in one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, or Venezuela.
  • Are referred to WES by a designated Canadian partner organization.

Follow the steps below to obtain a credential evaluation through the WES Gateway Program:

Step 1

Complete and submit the following request form to decide whether the WES Gateway Program is right for you.

Request form

Step 2

The Mohawk Newcomer Employment Advisor will contact you within the next two business days to book an appointment to set up your WES account and help you to submit your WES Gateway application and required documents. Make sure to bring documents that prove your academic achievement to your appointment.

Step 3

WES reviews your documents to decide if you have enough documentation to prepare a credential evaluation. You can follow the progress of your application online via My Account; WES will notify you when your report is complete.

When you get your credential evaluation report, make an appointment with the Mohawk Newcomer Employment Advisor to discuss your report, as well your career and academic options .

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