Social, economic, and cultural integration of newcomers to the province supports retention, and is key to achieving better outcomes for all Newfoundland and Labrador residents and communities. The Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement and Integration Program (NLSIP) is designed to make the settlement and integration journeys of immigrants in Newfoundland and Labrador smoother through supports to service providers, with the ultimate goal of successful integration and long-term residency in the province.
The goal of the NLSIP is to help newcomers fully engage in all aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador social, economic, and cultural life. To achieve this goal, the NLSIP focuses on improving the quality, availability of, and access to, services that improve the social and economic situation of newcomers.
The Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour (AESL), Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (OIM) is calling for submissions for projects and initiatives to support settlement and integration of newcomers in all regions of Newfoundland and Labrador.
On March 24, 2017, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador launched The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, a five-year action plan to support increased immigrant attraction and retention. In April 2019, the 2019-2020 initiatives were announced to the public.
With respect to the goals associated with the settlement and integration of newcomers, there are a number of priorities and actions associated. In light of these identified areas, the OIM is inviting applications for funding of programs and services, which will support the outlined prioritized goals.
The following initiatives warrant additional priority:
- Provide Support to Third Parties to Deliver Settlement Services and Supports to Newcomers
- Partner with Service Providers to Expand Access to English as a Second Language (ESL) for Immigrants
- Work with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and School Districts to Enhance Awareness of Multiculturalism in the K-12 School System
- Establish an Introductory Orientation to Newfoundland and Labrador’s Indigenous Peoples
- Partner with Indigenous Service Providers to Facilitate Engagement and Connections Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Collaborate with Service Providers to Address Social Isolation for Newcomer Families
Who Can Apply?
For more information on eligible proponents, NLSIP funding priorities, and eligible activities, applicants should refer to complete eligibility and requirements for funding in the Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement and Integration Program Guidelines 2019-2020.
In proposal development, applicants should refer to The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador: 2019-2020 Initiatives available at https://www.gov.nl.ca/immigration/files/ImmigrationInitiatives201920web.pdf
How Do I Apply?
Interested proponents must complete and submit an application to the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism, Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour through the LaMPSS online self-service system.
Proponents must register in the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour’ LaMPSS payment system to apply on-line. Once registration is complete, a password and user ID will be provided. To register, please follow procedures outlined at Register on LaMPSS system.
Once registered on the LaMPSS system, proponents may apply directly on-line and/or update information using its self-serve function and the provided user password and ID. To apply on-line using the self-serve component of LaMPSS, please link to the following website which contains LaMPSS User Guidelines, System Requirements and the Login LaMPSS Employer Self-Serve.
For additional details on how to submit an application online for the Newfoundland and Labrador Multiculturalism Grant Program, please review Newfoundland and Labrador Settlement and Integration Program – Applying in LaMPSS.
Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism