What is a local
A Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is a community-wide, multi-sectoral collaboration aimed at strengthening a community's capacity to welcome immigrants, better address the needs of newcomers, and improve integration outcomes
The LIP consists of local stakeholders, working groups focused on a specific aspect of the settlement and immigrant experience, and a Partnership Council. The Partnership Council coordinates the LIP initiatives and the working groups.
LIP seeks to engage various stakeholders in a locally-driven strategic planning process including employers, school boards, health centres and networks, boards of trade, levels of government, professional associations and community members
There are 3 ways to get involved:
The Wood Buffalo Local Immigration Partnership is supported by broad-based coordinating council comprised of key community members, representing local organizations working with newcomers and immigrants.
Immigrant Advisory Table
The Immigrant Advisory Table is made up of immigrants who have lived experience of settlement in the Wood Buffalo region. Members may include but are not limited to: Permanent Residents, Convention Refuges, Government Assisted Refugees, Live-in Care Givers, Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) on pathways to permanent residency, or Canadian citizens. IAT bridges the lived experience of immigrants with the NIN, providing insight and advice guiding the overall strategic direction of the LIP.
Working Groups are sub-committees of the larger partnership council focused on particular sector of interest or need in the community. Common themes include language, employment, social inclusion, health, settlement, youth, etc.
For more information on how to get involved, contact the LIP Coordinator at