The Langley Local Immigration Partnership is one of more than 60 Immigration Partnerships in Canada. With funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Langley LIP
was established in April 2020 to bring community leaders together to develop and implement a plan to improve immigrant and refugee settlement and integration in the City and the Township of Langley
Langley LIP Goals
Through comprehensive research and community consultation, and planning, the Langley LIP will develop a community strategic plan to achieve these six goals.
Ultimately, all residents, regardless of background and length of time in Canada, will feel welcomed, and included and hold a sense of belonging and attachment to Langley.
Learn more about our strategic planning process and our priorities.
Awareness of Challenges
Partners and stakeholders will have an increased awareness of the challenges faced by and the needs of newcomers in Langley.
Awareness of Contributions
Partners and stakeholders will have an increased awareness of the contributions newcomers are prepared to make in Langley communities.
Engagement, Collaboration & Planning
New stakeholders are engaged and collaboration and planning on issues related to immigrant and refugee settlement and integration are enhanced.
Increased Capacity & Responsiveness
The capacity of Langley’s settlement and community services sectors are more responsive to the needs of newcomers.
Recognition and Celebration
The work undertaken by the City and Township of Langley to become more welcoming and inclusive of newcomers will be recognized and celebrated.
Connection & Inclusion
Langley newcomers are welcomed, connected, and included.
LLIP featured resource
Survey of Immigrants Living in Langley: Summary Report
This survey report is part of a more extensive research and consultation initiative to inform the Langley Local Immigration Partnership’s strategic planning. The survey is the first element of the Langley LIP’s research and consultation. It has been specifically developed and scheduled to ensure that the immigrant voice and perspective are foundational to the research and planning process.
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Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are funded by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship (IRCC) to develop and implement plans to improve immigrant and refugee settlement and integration.
Find out what we're doing to help newcomers: https://langleylip.ca/
There has never been a better time to join the #skilledtrades! We need young people & women in the trades.
I'm doing my part with a scholarship for students in @ita_bc programs at @LangleySchools.
#ApprenticeshipRecognitionMonth @AnneKangMLA @ita_youth
T&T Supermarket has opened a 40,000 square-foot location at Langley’s Willowbrook Shopping Centre.
Interested in working with T&T? Register today for the job fair on December 9th. #hiring #bcjobs #langleyjobs @LangleyCSS
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How can Canada keep up with the demand for essential workers? A study by the Conference Board of Canada makes a few suggestions to fix the gaps in essential work and improve the outcomes of immigrants. Learn more about the study at: https://getintheknow.ca/news/how-canada-can-improve-immigrant-outcomes-and-fill-labour-gaps-in-essential-services-study/
There are many programs and services to help immigrants and their families settle in their new homes. @NewToBC has an online inventory of immigrant & refugee programs and services: https://langleylip.ca/settling-in-langley/
Where can I get help to settle into my new community of #LangleyBC? We have answers to this, and many other FAQs by newcomers on our website: https://langleylip.ca/settling-in-langley/frequently-asked-qs/
The @LangleyCSS, @LangleySchools & @issbc offer settlement supports.
Did you know, the @LangleyCSS offers family counselling for families from the Langleys who are parenting children aged 14 years and under. Building on the strengths of the family, support is offered through counselling, education and referrals. https://www.lcss.ca/programs-and-services/family-counselling/
We have been doing a lot of research to help #LangleyBC be more inclusive of newcomers. Here you will find summaries and community consultations as well as other related reports and resources: https://langleylip.ca/our-research/
Past and Present: A Conversation about Race in BC – Human Rights, Systemic Racism & Discrimination. Join @CoqLibrary and the @humanrights4BC in this discussion of Human Rights, Systemic Racism and Discrimination under the B.C.’s Human Rights Code: http://ow.ly/CEfs50GSGXo
Meet our immigrant advisory board. Carmen Lam comes from Hong Kong and has a background in social work. She + her family chose to live in Langley because of its beautiful nature, friendly environment, + access to all shops and restaurants.
Are you a young person with ideas on the future of work for youth? Participate in our survey for a chance to win an iPad or one of thirty $50 gift cards. To complete the survey, visit here:
IEC-BC believes that the integration of #newcomers is critical to the province’s long-term economic prosperity. With months remaining, Canada is hopeful to meet its immigration target of 401K new permanent residents. https://tgam.ca/3mzkKA7. #ImmigrationMatters #CdnPoli
Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training is offering a number training programs for Indigenous people beginning in December and January. For more info, call the #Lange #WorkBC Centre. Call 604-360-4196. @ita_bc @bctrades @tg_programs @bccwitt #workbc
Many new immigrants need support during the settlement process. These two resources hold hundreds of programs and services to assist newcomers settle and integrate. https://langleylip.ca/settling-in-langley/
Join @UBCMigration on Nov. 23 at 10:30AM (PT) for a virtual talk on “The Co-Created Story Project." The event will highlight the key learnings & outcomes of the project undertaken with 8 Immigrant Services staff & their clients at @OptionsBC
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Are you an Internationally Trained Medical Doctor looking to get back into your own profession in Canada? Attend the information session and find out more about foreign credential recognition loans. https://langleylip.ca/event/information-session-of-foreign-credential-recognition-loans-project/
Canada relies on immigrants and temporary residents in many essential sectors such as healthcare and agriculture.
Hats-off to all essential workers.
@NewToBC @LangleyChamber @langleylocalip @FHcareer @WorkBC
We see the development of genuinely welcoming and inclusive communities as a “two-way street” that requires a focus on the experiences, contributions and barriers held by both newcomers and longer-term residents. Learn more: https://langleylip.ca/our-priorities/
Ontario is calling on the federal government to double the number of immigrants allowed into the province under a program aimed at boosting the skilled workforce. https://langleylip.ca/news/ontario-seeking-to-double-skilled-immigrants/
Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are funded by Canadian Immigration and Citizenship (IRCC) to develop and implement plans to improve immigrant and refugee settlement and integration. Find out what we're doing to help newcomers adapt to the Langley communities. Our website has a wealth of information: langleylip.ca/... See MoreSee Less
The Diverse Leaders Tri-Cities Project aims to support organizations through all the stages of development, implementation and progress measurement of inclusion plans tailored to meet organization’s individual needs. Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (TCLIP), in partnership with The Inclusion Project, will bring together organizations interested in building their capacity to implement workplace inclusion plans. The Diverse Leaders Tri-Cities will guide organizations (non-profit and for profit) along the necessary steps to meaningfully implement inclusive policies, including providing support with readiness assessment, capacity building training for leaders, development and implementation of an inclusion plan, peer support and individual coaching, outcome assessment and long-term planning.For more information reach us at firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Diverse Leaders Tri-Cities project is supported by the Vancouver Foundation.REGISTER HERE: diverse-leaders-project-organizations1.eventbrite.caTri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership... See MoreSee Less
"Even before the pandemic disrupted training programs and upended labour markets, Canada struggled to maintain a steady flow of skilled tradespeople. Attempts to attract young people, women and immigrants to the field have repeatedly fallen short, leaving many trades unable to replenish vacancies left by retiring workers. The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum estimates Canada will face a gap of more than 60,000 registered apprentices by 2025, after new registrations plunged 37% last year."thoughtleadership.rbc.com/powering-up-preparing-canadas-skilled-trades-for-a-post-pandemic-economy/ - RBC... See MoreSee Less
The Langley Christmas Bureau helps lift the burden off the shoulders of families struggling to provide a Merry Christmas for their children. It allows many of Langley's less fortunate children to experience the joy and warmth that every child deserves.If you're a family in need, or if you're able to give, please get in touch. www.langleychristmasbureau.com/#langleybc... See MoreSee Less
The Act of RemembranceThey shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them.We will remember them. ... See MoreSee Less
The AMSSA 2022 Multifaith Calendars are available now!Featuring 24 pieces of original art from local artists, this vibrant educational resource facilitates understanding of religious observances, occasions and festivals important to a wide spectrum of cultural and faith communities.In this 2022 Multifaith Calendar, celebrate #Resilience and the hope that keeps us afloat, even during the most difficult times.The Multifaith Calendar Is a unique resource for organizations and institutions to demonstrate inclusivity and a welcoming environment for clients, customers, and employees. It also makes the perfect gift for family, friends & colleagues!Order your calendar at www.amssa.org/about-the-multifaith-calendar/... See MoreSee Less
Multifaith Calendar The Multifaith Calendar, developed by the Multifaith Action Society, displays religious, spiritual occasions and festivals based on the diverse cultural communities in Canada. Disp...
Help keep yourself and your loved ones safe.Get your influenza and COVID-19 vaccinationsPractice physical distancingWear a maskWash your hands oftenStay home if you feel sick or have any signs of illness. Book a test at fraserhealth.ca/Covid19testing.Visit FraserHealth.ca/defence to find out more. Fraser Health... See MoreSee Less
"It’s quite an open secret that migrant caregivers en masse are vastly overeducated and devalued in their work. In 2016, 43 per cent of immigrant caregivers admitted to Canada held a university degree, higher than the national average, based on figures provided to New Canadian Media by Statistics Canada. Of this group, 31 per cent did their degree in nursing or in other health-related fields."langleylip.ca/news/systemic-barriers-keeping-foreign-nurses-from-filling-shortages/... See MoreSee Less
The nation-wide study conducted by CulturaliQ in partnership with Pink Attitude Evolution, a nonprofit empowering women of South Asian heritage, is looking to identify the barriers that prevent South ...
The Langley Literacy Network offers a Reading Buddies Program. Reading Buddies is an initiative that pairs different grade-level students for community reading time, outside of school hours. A Grade 10, 11 or 12 student buddies up with a Grade 1, 2 or 3 student to practice reading. Currently, the Reading Buddies program is offered virtually to ALL eligible students in the Langley School District #35. Learn more: langleyliteracynetwork.com/reading-buddies/... See MoreSee Less
It is always the right time to join in-person or online classes, when it fits you and your schedule to practice and improve your English language. The New Directions School in Langley, BC, offers continuous intake. Offering English classes for adults 17+ and pre-literature through LINC 8, they offer classes for all abilities. Call for appointment to register T. 604.530.0535 www.newdirectionsschool.com/... See MoreSee Less
"In 1956, Susie Chew signed up to rent an apartment in a new building. She ordered furniture only to have the building’s manager reject the delivery.She was told the new owners would not rent to her because of her race.Miss Chew, a Canadian-born restaurateur of Chinese ancestry, kept the disheartening news of the discrimination to herself for several days.At the time, she owned the Waffle House, a diner popular with reporters for radio station CKNW and The British Columbian newspaper in New Westminster, outside Vancouver. They urged her to go public. After she did so, the ensuing outcry, including front-page stories in the Vancouver dailies, forced the owners to remove their colour bar, allowing her to move in."langleylip.ca/news/dynamic-b-c-restaurateur-overcame-discrimination-in-famous-case/... See MoreSee Less
Join this upcoming event: Networking & Speed Interview with Kin's Farm Market and ISSofBC. Kin's Farm Market is a retail chain of high quality specialty produce stores throughout the Lower Mainland. They are trying to fill a number of positions at their locations. ... See MoreSee Less
Help the Government of British Columbia shape B.C.’s anti-racism data legislation.Systemic racism exists everywhere, including in government policies and programs. That is why they need better information to ensure every British Columbian has access to government services equitably.This public consultation will help them better identify existing gaps and create a more inclusive province.Engagement Timeline: Survey open from September 9 until November 30, 2021engage.gov.bc.ca/antiracism/data/... See MoreSee Less