Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)
The City of Greater Sudbury Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) is an initiative funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) with the goal of developing local partnerships and identifying sustainable solutions around the needs of newcomers.
This is a very timely exercise as the City is experiencing rapid growth in many of its industries and sectors. A shift is occurring to a skills intensification of the workforce and we need to be better prepared for future demand. Our demographics, coupled with extremely low immigration to the City, create a potential barrier to the growth of our City, its citizens and the wider community.
In acknowledging the prior work completed by members of the community, the Greater Sudbury LIP started in earnest in April of 2010. A forum on governance was convened shortly thereafter to determine the structure and direction of the LIP Council. Ten (10) broad themes/sectors were identified by the community as priorities in the goal of creating a welcoming and open community of Greater Sudbury for the attraction and retention of new immigrants. These themes/sectors are:
- Language Services
- Attraction and retention
- Healthy Families
- Social Inclusion
- Workforce Integration
A Management Board (MB) was formalized and has been meeting monthly to evaluate progress and provide direction to the Greater Sudbury LIP. Small focus groups/meetings, including outreach to the growing international student population, were conducted throughout the process. A validation exercise was held in March of 2011 in the form of a large scale community event.
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