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Kingston Immigration Partnership

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

The KIP is one of twenty-eight Local Immigration Partnerships across the province of Ontario that receives funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada. The three lead partners in Kingston are:

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

The KIP has also been working closely with the City of Kingston in the development of the Newcomers Web Portal, and Queens’ University researchers involved with the province-wide Welcoming Communities Initiative.

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.

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.