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Saint John Local Immigration Partnership

The Saint John Local Immigration Partnership (SJLIP) is a collaborative community initiative designed to improve newcomer settlement and integration outcomes, and to strengthen Saint John’s ability to better address the needs of newcomers. Launched in May 2017, the partnership brings together stakeholders from Saint John to develop a coordinated settlement, integration, and retention strategy.

Saint John Local Immigration Partnership is one of 77 Local Immigration Partnerships sponsored by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This federal initiative addresses the growing need for systematic community planning around immigration settlement, integration, and retention.

Our core goals Building on existing strengths in our communities, the SJLIP will facilitate maximum quality of life and community participation by all newcomers to Saint John. We will achieve this by:
1 Developing a multi-sectorial community Council to integrate newcomer needs into planning
2 Engaging mainstream community and service providers in the active inclusion of newcomers
3 Strengthening local capacity to settle, integrate, and retain newcomers
4 Increasing the economic, social, political, and civic participation of newcomers
5 Promoting welcoming attitudes towards immigrants and newcomers
6 Increasing our knowledge about newcomers, their needs, and strategies to support them
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The Saint John LIP would not be possible without the dedication of our community partners