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Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership (PVLIP)

Communities across Canada are recognizing the importance of newcomers while making immigration a main component of their plans for the future.

Local Immigration Partnerships are a means to systematize local engagement of service providers and other stakeholders to assist in a successful integration process for newcomers and provide more welcoming and inclusive communities.

The Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership (PVLIP) is a multi-sector partnership designed to:

  • improve the integration of immigrants and newcomers in the Pembina Valley, and to
  • Strengthen the region’s ability to better address the needs of newcomers.

Learn more about Local Immigration Partnerships and how to get involved. 

PVLIP Catchment Area

 

 

The PVLIP Timeline:

The History of Direct Newcomer Services in the Pembina Valley:


Mid 1990’s

Increased recognition of local level engagement with settlement and integration of newcomers.

1998

Pilot project with the Provincial Nominee Program launched in Winkler bringing 50 Families and the launch of settlement services.

2004

Executive Director hired to coordinate language, settlement and employment services. Within a few months settlement offices, programs and services were available in Winkler, Morden and Altona.

2007-08

Community Connections programs and services were launched in each location along with building expansions to accommodate growth.

2013

Volunteer Program launched to assist with growing needs of Newcomers and their settlement and integration goals.

The Launch of PVLIP:

2017

Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership (PVLIP) launched to systematize local engagement of service providers and other stakeholders to assist in a successful integration process for newcomers and provide more welcoming and inclusive communities.

2018

PVLIP Strategic Plan developed.

Moving Forward:


2019

PVLIP Action Plan Developed.

2020-23

Implement Action Plan with Working Groups throughout the Pembina Valley.