CBLIP launches sur­veys sur­round­ing new­comer ex­pe­ri­ences

The Victoria Standard - - Local News -

The Cape Bre­ton Lo­cal Im­mi­gra­tion Part­ner­ship (CBLIP) has launched two sur­veys: one for new­com­ers born out­side of Canada now liv­ing in Cape Bre­ton and an­other for the com­mu­nity at large. The CBLIP is in­ter­ested in learn­ing more about the set­tle­ment ex­pe­ri­ence of new­com­ers and about com­mu­nity pri­or­i­ties, con­cerns, and at­ti­tudes to­wards im­mi­gra­tion in Cape Bre­ton.

“These sur­veys are go­ing to serve as im­por­tant tools to guide the CBLIP’S ac­tiv­i­ties and strate­gies as we move for­ward,” says Carla Arse­nault, President and CEO of the Cape Bre­ton Part­ner­ship. “Whether you’re a Canadian cit­i­zen, per­ma­nent res­i­dent, in­ter­na­tional stu­dent, refugee or a tem­po­rary res­i­dent, we want to hear about your ex­pe­ri­ences and out­looks as they re­late to im­mi­gra­tion and new­com­ers in Cape Bre­ton.”

The Lo­cal Im­mi­gra­tion Part­ner­ship, an ini­tia­tive of the Cape Bre­ton Part­ner­ship, has wrapped up two se­ries of ses­sions held across Cape Bre­ton ear­lier in 2018. The first se­ries in­cluded pre­sent­ing the CBLIP and its man­date along­side other new­comer-fo­cused pro­grams to the Is­land’s mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ments and the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity. The CBLIP then em­barked across the Is­land again, this time hold­ing com­mu­nity en­gage­ment ses­sions in thir­teen com­mu­ni­ties to hear from res­i­dents and em­ploy­ers on how to make Cape Bre­ton more wel­com­ing to new­com­ers.

The new­comer sur­vey can be ac­cessed on­line at https:// www.sur­vey­mon­key.com/r/Cblip­im­mi­grantsur­vey, and the com­mu­nity sur­vey can be ac­cessed on­line at https://www.sur­vey­mon­key.com/r/cblip­com­mu­ni­ty­survey. All data col­lected will be kept con­fi­den­tial and will be grouped to pro­tect the par­tic­i­pants’ anonymity.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this sur­vey or the Cape Bre­ton Lo­cal Im­mi­gra­tion Part­ner­ship, or to com­plete the sur­vey by phone, please con­tact Kath­leen Macleod, CBLIP Program Co­or­di­na­tor, at kath­leen@cape­bre­ton­part­ner­ship.com or 902-202-6887.

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