Settlement Information for Newcomers

Settlement Information For Newcomers

BC Local Immigration Partnerships

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to develop and implement plans to improve immigrant and refugee settlement and integration. LIPs are community planning tables that include community agencies and institutions representing local government, settlement and community agencies, education, business, parks, recreation and culture, policing, libraries, volunteerism, and others. LIPs are often supported by immigrant advisory councils. LIPs do not provide direct services to immigrants.

Since 2008, LIPs in Canada have convened to support community-level research and planning to create more welcoming and inclusive communities where newcomers are connected and have opportunities to participate economically, socially, politically, and culturally.

There are about 80 Local Immigration Partnerships across Canada. In BC, there are currently 17.