Local Immigration Partnership

As part of an initiative of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Sault Ste. Marie Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is designed to encourage communities across the province to develop extensive and comprehensive local settlement strategy plans for the development and implementation of services for newcomers, to ease the transition into the work force and social integration into the City.

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Goals and Objectives

  • Identify and eliminate gaps in programs and services for new arrivals and immigrants.
  • Consolidate and centralize community resources and services for new immigrants.
  • Address current and pending labour shortages through Immigration Strategy Development.
  • Develop and construct a working community strategy/plan.
The City of Sault Ste. Marie is the lead organization of the Local Immigration Partnership. LIP is fully funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and is made up of approximately 50 members. This multi-sector partnership analyzes all research pertaining to immigration and provides recommendations on various aspects of the program’s design and implementation, distribution of information and all planning/development.

The Local Immigration Partnership consists of representatives of the service provider organizations, community agencies, government, and newcomers to Sault Ste. Marie.

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