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Vancouver Immigration Partnership

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The Vancouver Immigration Partnership (VIP) brings together community groups and organizations to support immigrants as they settle in Vancouver.

VIP will help newcomers on their paths to becoming Vancouver residents by:

  • Supporting the sharing of community-based knowledge and local strategic planning
  • Improving accessibility to services
  • Creating an overall Vancouver Immigrant Settlement and Immigration Strategy

Through strategic planning and research initiatives, VIP aims to:

  • Enhance access for immigrants to services and programs
  • Promote intercultural- and civic engagement
  • Encourage welcoming and inclusive workplaces
  • Strengthen the capacity of the government to respond to the needs of immigrants

Learn about local immigration partnerships, VIP, and who's involved

Visit the Vancouver Immigration Partnership website

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