CBLIP Community Consultation

The Cape Breton Local Immigration Partnership (CBLIP) is seeking community input regarding gaps and opportunities related to newcomer settlement in Cape Breton.

Community input will be gathered through two surveys, one specifically for newcomers and one for the general public, both of which will be open until Friday, February 19, 2021. The surveys are available online, and can also be completed by paper, phone, or with translation support by request.

The data collected through the surveys will be analyzed and compiled into a final report that will be available online and will be circulated to local, provincial and federal stakeholders to better inform their work in welcoming newcomers to Cape Breton.

The CBLIP, a collaborative, community initiative designed to foster welcoming and inclusive communities for newcomers, engages newcomers and the community at large in Cape Breton every second year. In 2018, a series of participatory, community events and surveys shaped the development of the current CBLIP Strategic Plan.

Survey participants will be entered in a draw for a prize of a 12-month membership to the Cape Breton Food Hub and a $100 credit to purchase the local food available at the Food Hub. Survey participants will also be invited to participate in online focus group discussions to share their experiences and perspectives in greater depth.

Complete the Survey

If you live in Cape Breton – we would like to hear your thoughts. Please note that there are two survey options – and be sure to complete the one that is right for you!

Newcomer Survey

This survey is for anyone born outside of Canada who now lives in Cape Breton-Unama’ki, regardless of immigration status or length of time living here. If you are – or have ever been – a newcomer to Canada and you live on the Island now – this is the survey for you. Click here to complete the Newcomer Survey.

Community Survey

This survey is for anyone living in Cape Breton-Unama’ki who was born in Canada. Born and raised in Cape Breton? Move here from Toronto? If you are Canadian-born and live in Cape Breton, please complete this survey. Click here to complete the Community Survey.

If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper, by phone, or in another language, please contact CBLIP Program Manager, Kailea Pedley, at local.immigration@capebretonpartnership.com or call 902 258 7331.