The Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership (GMLIP)
What We Do
Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership consists of immigration stakeholders, immigrants, the business community, and municipal government partners. The LIP will help implement the Greater Moncton Immigration Strategy and will provide a better framework to understand the needs of newcomers, the gaps in service delivery and the process by which collaboration can lead to much better outcomes for newcomers.
As part of an initiative of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) encourages newcomer-serving community organisations across Dieppe, Moncton, and Riverview, to implement extensive and comprehensive action plans for the development, modification, and implementation of services for newcomers, to ease their transition into the workforce and social integration into the Greater Moncton Area.
Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership
Up to 20 organizations working together to grow:
- Francophone immigration
- Newcomer entrepreneurship
- Skilled workforce to meet labor market needs
- A strong, diverse and welcoming community
- International Student Attraction and Professional Integration
The Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership is pleased to present our resource library containing a diverse collection of documents to help newcomers and immigrants find various services offered in our community; to help community members understand the documents (including research) that drive our actions as a LIP; and a homebase for our LIP member organisations to connect with other organisations within the partnership
Our vision is to make the integration and retention of new immigrants a key priority in support of Greater Moncton’s vision of being a growing, prosperous and inclusive community.
The Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership is a forum of diverse partners committed to making Greater Moncton a growing, inclusive and welcoming community. It acts as a catalyst for achieving the vision and meeting the objectives of the Greater Moncton Immigration Strategy.
Key Areas of Focus
The GMLIP focuses its work primarily on supporting and facilitating the implementation of the Greater Moncton Immigration Strategy through the following key objectives:
1. Promote Greater Moncton internationally as destinations to study, advance careers, do business and live.
2. Strengthen alignment of immigrant attraction efforts to labour market demand and economic opportunities.
3. Expand and improve the pathways for immigrants.
4. Significantly broaden both public awareness and engagement.
5. Expand and enhance settlement services to meet the needs of immigrants and foster better workforce outcomes.
6. Invest in and strengthen the immigration support ecosystem.
7. Strengthen Greater Moncton’s leadership and advocacy role.
Mary Reid – LIP Coordinator
The coordinator of the Greater Moncton Local Immigration Partnership handles the administrative and communications side of maintaining a strong and effective partnership with the member organisations. This role also leads several initiatives from the annual immigration strategy action plans while maintaining regular contact and collaboration with community partners who are accountable for leading their own initiatives from the Greater Moncton Immigration strategy.
Mary’s experience working for and with immigrant-serving organisations is extensive and includes the not-for-profit, government, and the private sector. Initially in the education field, she gradually took on administrative roles in program coordination and supervision. This led her to capitalize on her connections with the newcomer community and thus knowledge of newcomer issues and build collaborative relationships with multiple local stakeholders to find ways to best serve newcomers in the Greater Moncton Area.
Mary is eager to connect with any current and new potential community partners who want to be part of strengthening our community by serving and helping our newcomer population integrate and stay in the Greater Moncton Area.
Marion Rey – Research Project Coordinator
The research project coordinator is a community focused position, tasked with developing a community-based plan for settlement service delivery and funding. This position is also responsible for stakeholder’s engagement, information gathering, research, consultation, as well as identifying project opportunities and risks.
Marion has substantial experience in the service and immigration industry. After several years of experience in adult education services, she worked at Le Centre d’accueil et d’accompagnement francophone des immigrants du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick, le CAFi, where she developed a variety of employment and integration programs for newcomers.
Marion truly understands the significance of the immigration process and the importance of being well-prepared. She has lived with her family in France, Iraq, and now Canada. She particularly enjoys teamwork and remains fascinated by the collective intelligence it generates.
Our Member Organisations:
“When I first arrived, there were not many immigrants to Moncton and only a few students from Africa who were studying at the University,” recalls Espérance. “Today I have met many families and do all I can to help them learn about the City and Canada.”
“Once I got to know the people of New Brunswick, I had no interest in leaving,” says Khaleel, who is now celebrating his sixth year in Moncton. “People have been extremely warm and welcoming. Moncton is home to me now.”
Alfred Bessowa Ebolo
“I am working in my field of study, and the people I work with are like family,” he says. “I have found that people in Moncton are willing to help when you need it.”
Alfred Bessowa Ebolo