Yukon Local Immigration Partnership

What is Yukon LIP?

With the growing number of immigrants in the Yukon, there has been an increased need to integrate all the resources available with the aim to promote their successful social and economic integration.

What are Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs)?

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are multi-sectoral planning tables that bring a cross-section of stakeholders together to identify ways in which to support settlement and integration of immigrants into local communities.

LIPs began as a pilot project funded by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in Ontario and are supported by incalculable and invaluable in-kind hours and contributions from a broad reach of stakeholders from across sectors including government (all three levels), for-profit, community, funders, academia, and media.

LIPs have 4 express objectives:

  • Support better coordination in the planning and delivery of integration services across multiple sectors
  • Provide a framework to facilitate collaboration and develop and implement community-based strategic plans
  • Strengthen local integration capacity to foster labour market access, social inclusion, and sustainable welcoming communities
  • Achieve improved outcomes as indicated by increased economic, social, political, and civic participation by newcomers


YLIP is comprised of community stakeholders and service providers working collaboratively to provide a centralized venue for discussions relating to the coordination, communication, and enhancement of current services and supports for immigrants to the Yukon.

The Terms of Reference (TOR) define the purpose and structures of our project, committee, and meetings in order to help us accomplish our shared goal.

Statement of Purpose

The Yukon LIP (YLIP) will outline, through research, the building of a strategy and clear actions to strengthen the role of local communities in integrating newcomers and building a more inclusive and welcoming territory.

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