Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
May 16, 2018

Provincial Government Calls for Proposals to Enhance Immigrant Settlement and Integration

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today issued a second call for proposals to enhance immigrant settlement and integration services throughout the province.

Proposals to the Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement and Integration Program (NLSIP) should help newcomers fully engage in all aspects of the province’s social, cultural, and economic life. Priority will be given to sustainable proposals that build on existing community resources and services without duplication, have significant geographic scope, and provide access to services for immigrants throughout the province.

Eligible proponents must apply online for the NLSIP through the Labour Market Programs Support System (LaMPSS) which enables proponents to access and submit application forms and update organizational information. Applicants are encouraged to submit their registration information prior to submitting their application.

Application guidelines for submitting proposals, as well as funding eligibility and requirements, are available at gov.nl.ca/immigration. The deadline for applications is end of day on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

In December 2017, following the first call for proposals, over $341,000 in provincial funding was announced for multiple initiatives to support the settlement and integration of newcomers such as the establishment of settlement services offices throughout the province, the development of English as a Second Language curriculum, and the enhancement of French-language settlement services.

Enhancing immigrant settlement and integration is a key priority in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province’s collaborative immigration action plan. This plan delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“All Newfoundlanders and Labradorians benefit when newcomers receive the support they need to more fully participate in their communities and contribute to the province’s society, culture and economy. Improving access to settlement and integration services aligns with our government’s efforts to increase newcomer attraction and retention.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Learn More

Request for Proposals Eligibility Requirements – www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/immigration.html

The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador – www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/publications/pdf/ImmigrationPlan.pdf PDF

New Province-wide Immigrant Integration and Retention Services Announced in Grand Falls-Windsor – gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/aesl/1221n07.aspx

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Media contact
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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2018 05 16                              2:00 p.m.