Local Immigration Partnership

Given the increase in the number of immigrants arriving in St. John’s, as well as the various barriers that inhibit their successful settlement and integration (e.g., language issues, foreign credential recognition complications, lack of professional networks, etc.), the need for a Local Immigration Partnership in the capital city of the province has never been more apparent. Funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, the St. John’s Local Immigration Partnership had two founding members: the City of St. John’s and the Association for New Canadians (ANC). The St. John’s Local Immigration Partnership is a partnership that is designed to help improve the integration of immigrants in the city as well as to strengthen the city’s ability to better integrate immigrant needs into municipal planning processes. The St. John’s LIP is governed by a broad-based council which oversees the activities of four working groups, each representing a different focus area.