Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) are funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to develop and implement plans to improve immigrant and refugee settlement and integration. LIPs are community planning tables that include community agencies and institutions representing local government, settlement and community agencies, education, business, parks, recreation and culture, policing, libraries, volunteerism, and others.
Since 2008, LIPs in Canada convene to support community-level research and planning to create more welcoming and inclusive communities where newcomers are connected and have opportunities to participate economically, socially, politically, and culturally.
Currently there are 86 LIPs across Canada and about 18 in BC. In April 2020, Langley Community Services Society received five-year funding to establish and coordinate the Langley LIP, one of the country’s newest LIPs. The Langley LIP work is guided by a core LIP Membership Council, and a 12+ member Immigrant Advisory Council. These two committees are supported by four Working Groups.
If you are interested in becoming involved as a member of the LIP, the Immigrant Advisory Council or any of these working groups, please contact Ana Marie, Langley LIP Coordinator by phone: 236-427-4830 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Langley LIP Vision
Langley is a truly welcoming and inclusive community where everyone belongs.
Langley LIP Mission
The Langley LIP fosters belonging and inclusion through the development of collaborative relationships, responsive approaches, and practical resources to respond to the changing needs of Langley and all its citizens.
Langley LIP Motto
You belong in Langley.
The population of the City and Township of Langley are growing at a staggering rate. Since 2016, Langley has received nearly 10 new residents per day – many being new immigrants. In 2021, the City and the Township had a combined population of nearly 159,000; 36,420 or 23% being immigrants.
According to Census 2021 data, the City had the highest immigrant population rate in BC at 48.5%; the Township had the 2nd highest at nearly 33%.
In October 2022, the federal government released its updated 2023- 2025 Immigration Levels Plan in which it aims to welcome the most immigrants in history – nearly 500,000 by 2025. To learn more about this Plan, read the “2022 Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration”.
It is important to note, that in addition to welcoming these as our newest residents, we also host large numbers of International Students and Temporary Foreign Workers. In 2021, we had 445,776 International Students and 415,817 Temporary Foreign Workers living across Canada.
To read more about immigration to Langley, read “Langley and Immigration – Growing Together”.
The Langley LIP will work to prepare the community to truly welcome and include new immigrants and refugees. The LIP will do this by:
It is important to note that LIPs do not provide services to newcomers; supporting immigrant and refugee to settle in the community is the work of immigrant and other community service providers.
To learn more about the work of the Langley LIP and how to become involved, contact
Ana Marie Panczel
email@example.com or at 236-427-4830