CBLIP: What We Do

The Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) is a collaborative initiative designed to foster welcoming communities that support the full participation of newcomers in the social, economic, political and cultural life of Cape Breton-Unama'ki.

The CBLIP Strategic Plan (2022-2025) is the guiding document for the work of the CBLIP – providing a road map for its work to build more welcoming and inclusive communities in Cape Breton and make it easier for newcomers to settle in here.

The plan includes five areas of focus:

  • Housing
    • Contributing to research, resource development, and information sharing regarding the housing needs of newcomers
  • Community Belonging
    • Building and enhancing the communication, relationships, and resources needed to foster more welcoming and inclusive communities
  • Awareness
    • Raising public awareness of the benefits of immigration and the needs of newcomers
  • Employment
    • Supporting collaborative efforts to foster meaningful employment opportunities and inclusive workplaces for newcomers
  • Demonstrating Impact
    • Identifying indicators of our success and evaluating the impact of our work

Click here to download and view the CBLIP Strategic Plan (2022-2025).

What We Achieved Together in 2021:

  • Conducted our biennial community consultation and hosted discussions on the results. Find the report here / Version française.
  • Strengthened our ability to support newcomer settlement in francophone communities by becoming a member of the Réseau en immigration francophone de la Nouvelle-Écosse.
  • Hosted a customized training series for CBLIP members on Resilience and Motivation with Sarah Lang.
  • Supported the redevelopment of www.welcometocapebreton.ca – a one-stop shop for people interested in moving to Cape Breton, or who have recently arrived.
  • Held the annual CBLIP partner update event at the Inverary Resort in November. The year’s theme was ‘Stories of Belonging’. Did you miss it? Find the recording here!
  • Launched our first public awareness campaign ‘Belonging is for Everyone’ with a presence on radio, newspapers, billboards, social media, and more. Learn more about the campaign here.
  • Continued to bring perspectives from Cape Breton to regional and national discussions, through participation in the National LIP Secretariat Executive Committee, the National LIP Secretariat Research Working Group, the Pathways to Prosperity Standing Committee on Immigration to Northern, Rural and Remote Communities, ARAISA, Atlantic LIP gatherings, etc.
  • And so much more!

For more information on the Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership, its partners, activities, and much more, click below:

Want to learn more about the CBLIP?

Contact the CBLIP Program Manager, Kailea Pedley, at kailea@capebretonpartnership.com

Are you new to Cape Breton-Unama’ki – or supporting people who are? Visit www.welcometocapebreton.ca for a guide to living, working, and moving to Cape Breton. Brought to you by the Cape Breton Partnership, this website is packed with useful, reliable information to help navigate the move of a lifetime.