The goal of the NLSIP is to help newcomers to the province fully engage in all aspects of Newfoundland and Labrador’s social, economic, and cultural life. To achieve this goal, the NLSIP focuses on improving the quality, availability of, and access to, services that advance the settlement and integration of newcomers in their communities and in the economy.
The NLSIP further supports Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s commitment in The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador to provide support to third parties to deliver settlement services and supports to newcomers. Recognizing the important role service providers play in supporting the settlement and integration of newcomers, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is focused on supporting innovative approaches to increasing capacity and enhancing services for newcomers to the province.
The NLSIP will provide funding to support non-profit community organizations or nongovernmental organizations to deliver settlement and integration services and supports to newcomers to meet the priority of integration and increased retention.
Who Can Apply?
The proponent must be an established non-profit community organization (registered under the Corporations Act) or other public or non-governmental organization (e.g., public educational institution, regional development authority, etc).
The proponent must also demonstrate a need, the ability, and sufficient capacity to deliver proposed programs and services. Proponents must fulfill the following requirements to ensure eligibility:
- The organization is incorporated as a non-profit corporation or has a written agreement with an appropriately incorporated organization to administer approved funding;
- The organization demonstrates community support by showing a range of stakeholder representation on a committee or board and/or through letters of support from key stakeholders;
- The organization satisfies the Department that it can receive, manage and account for public funding in a fair and transparent manner;
- The organization complies with provincial and federal labour, human rights, and privacy legislation; and
- The community or region receiving immigrants within the next year has already received immigrants in the past, or has identified immigration as a key growth strategy.
Special consideration for funding will be made for proposals demonstrating instances where no other settlement services exist, other than those provided by employers, or the services in place do not meet the unique needs of the newcomer immigrants.
Complete eligibility and requirements for funding can be reviewed in the Eligibility and Requirements for NLSIP.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 Settlement and Integration Program, please review Applying in LaMPSS for NLSIP.pdf.
Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism