Local Immigration

A local collaboration between partners and stakeholders to address the needs and gaps of immigrants in our region.

Local Immigration Partnership

Designed to provide regional leadership for immigrant settlement and integration.

The long-term vision for LIPs is to support the development of multi-sectorial partnerships at the local community level to:

Integrate newcomers' needs into the community planning process.

Identify community-specific strategic priorities.

Implement a settlement strategy and action plan to improve newcomer outcomes.

Fredericton's Local Immigration Partnership

Fredericton's Local Immigration Partnership (FLIP) is a collaborative community initiative designed to improve newcomer settlement, integration and to strengthen Fredericton's ability to better address the needs of immigrants.

The FLIP was formed in May 2015 by the Fredericton community with the support of the Canadian Federal Government. Led by Ignite Fredericton, its purpose is to establish a welcoming and inclusive community through multi-level collaboration.

FLIP has an advisory board called the Newcomers Partnership Council (NPC) or LIP Council, which is the governing advisory board for four core working groups which are:

Wealth Creation Retention Network

Poverty Reduction Network

Social Inclusion Network

Cultural Inclusion & Behaviour Change Network

As well as two collaborative working groups which are:

Business Advocacy Committee for Newcomers Entrepreneurs (Governed by FCoC)

Cultural Diversity & Advisory Committee for Public Safety (Governed by Fredericton Police Force)

FLIP Priorities

FLIP has identified three key priorities which guide the efforts of all partners and stakeholders. This allows us to achieve our goal of creating a more welcoming and inclusive community. The priorities are:

To increase support capacity for the integration of newcomers.

Identify community-specific strategic priorities.

Implement a settlement strategy & action plan to improve newcomer outcomes.