Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are collaborations funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to coordinate local community stakeholders in a community partnership model. LIPs are designed to:
- Foster a systematic approach to engage service provider organizations (SPOs) and other institutions to integrate newcomers
- Support community-based knowledge-sharing and local strategic planning; and
- Improve coordination of effective services that facilitate immigrant settlement and integration.
LIPS do not provide direct services to newcomers. LIPs are typically structured with a secretariat housed in a local organization such as a regional or municipal administration, a settlement agency, or another community organization. LIPs include many different types of organizations amongst their membership, such as settlement agencies, municipalities and other levels of government, school boards, employers, health care providers, universities, civil society groups, police services, ethnic or religious organizations, and others.
Learn more: Local Immigration Partnerships; Issue 33