Grande Prairie Local Immigration

Grande Prairie Local Immigration

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Grande Prairie Local Immigration Partnership (GPLIP)

The Grande Prairie Local Immigration Partnership (GPLIP) is the mechanism through which Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) supports the development of a community-based planning around the needs of newcomer settlement and integration through:

  • Engaging local service providers and other institutions in newcomers’ integration process
  • Supporting community-level research and strategic planning
  • Improving the coordination of effective services that facilitate immigrant settlement and integration

The GPLIP is a collective impact initiative where a committee of influential partners are gathered around the table to:

  • Systematize local engagement in settlement with resources available
  • Build on existing local initiatives
  • Contribute to the enhanced planning envisioned by IRCC in the 2008 modernized approach to settlement.

In order for Grande Prairie to continue to grow as a vibrant city that offers excellent quality of life, the GPLIP will maximize on all of the community’s assets. This includes newcomers to Canada who are choosing Grande Prairie to be their new home. It is in this way that Grande Prairie will continue to prosper as newcomers succeed and participate fully in our welcoming city.

The GPLIP was established on September 9, 2015 and operates under the City of Grande Prairie's Community Social Development department.

Living in Grande Prairie

Welcome to Grande Prairie, we've compiled the following resources to help make the transition for newcomers and immigrants to our community as smooth as possible. Whether you're setting up essential services or looking to get involved, these resources cover everything from obtaining a government-issued ID and accessing banking services to exploring career opportunities. We hope you'll find the following information helpful as you take your first steps toward building a fulfilling life in Grande Prairie.

Immigration Research

In 2023, the City of Grande Prairie, together with the Grande Prairie Local Immigration Partnership (GPLIP), conducted the Grande Prairie Immigrant Survey, funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Additionally, the Grande Prairie Inclusive and Caring Community (GPICC) workshops were held with employers and other stakeholders in January 2024, funded by the Government of Alberta's Settlement, Integration, Languages program.

The report provides an overview of the key findings from both initiatives aimed at enhancing understanding of the needs of immigrants and newcomers, facilitating their integration into the Grande Prairie community.

Building Belonging Report

For full details of the findings from the survey and engagement sessions, please read the 2024 Building Belonging: An Analysis of the Grande Prairie 2023 Immigrant Survey and Inclusive and Caring Community Consultations” report below:

 

Stay Informed and Get Involved

To receive notifications of future engagement opportunities with the City of Grande Prairie, please visit the City’s Engagement Platform and register today.