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Kingston Immigration Partnership

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The Kingston Immigration Partnership (KIP) is a collaborative effort of local residents, leaders, businesses, government offices, and organizations to ensure that Kingston is a welcoming city for newcomers from across the globe. Through extensive public consultation with over 75 organizations and 350 community members, KIP has generated innovative and practical actions to achieve this goal.

KIP is one of 77 Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) across the country that receives funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. The three lead partners in Kingston are:

  • Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC)
  • KEYS Employment Services
  • Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO)

Kingston has been shaped by immigrants throughout its long history, and immigration will continue to play a crucial role in the city’s future. Today, welcoming and supporting newcomers to Kingston needs the effort of everyone in the community. By strengthening our community’s capacity to welcome immigrants, we strive to improve integration outcomes through enhanced economic, social, political and civic participation.

The newcomers web portal was created by the City of Kingston in partnership with KCHC to improve access to information for new immigrants, to promote Kingston as a destination for newcomers to Canada, and provide both newcomers and service providers with a single access point to information about settlement and immigration services in the Kingston area.