City of Surrey

The City of Surrey is the lead agency for the Surrey LIP and in late March 2014 the City signed a Contribution Agreement with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to establish the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership.

The City of Surrey has a history of being involved in a variety of local and provincial collaborative initiatives. In 2012-2013, the City acted as the lead for the Welcoming Communities Program (WCP) funded through Welcome BC – the Province’s strategic framework for settlement services and welcoming communities’ initiatives. Over 25 local stakeholders came together as the Surrey Welcoming Communities Committee (SWCC) to collaboratively develop and implement a Welcoming Communities Action Plan. Through the LIP project, the City continues to build on the work of the SWCC