The BC-Yukon Region

This page provides information about the LIPs in the BC-Yukon Region. The census geographies used by these LIPs are defined at the bottom of this page, along with dashboard data and definition sources. These can also be found in the Dashboard Dictionary (dated 2020-02-03). 

Geographies and their data boundaries are listed below, starting with Canada and the BC-Yukon Region. Listed alphabetically within the region are its provinces and territories. Listed under each province or territory are the LIPs within it, also in alphabetical order. Data for all of these geographies will be visible once the dashboard is fully populated (in the fall of 2020). Where additional local data or information has been provided, links are shown following the data boundary description.

CANADA – Geography: Canada. Canada Fast Facts 2016.

BC-YUKON REGION – Geography: Semi-custom, combining British Columbia (Province) and the Yukon (Territory). 


BRITISH COLUMBIA – Geography: British Columbia (Province). #ImmigrationMatters – Empowering communities to save money and energy.

Abbotsford Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Abbotsford City CSD.

Burnaby (BIPT, the Local Immigration Partnership) [BIPT = Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table] – Geography: Burnaby City CSD.

Central Okanagan Local Immigration Partnership (Kelowna, BC) – Geography: Central Okanagan RD CD.

Chilliwack Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Chilliwack City CSD.

Delta Local Immigration Partnership Program – No longer active.

Fort St. John Local Immigration Partnership – No longer active.

Maple Ridge | Pitt Meadows | Katzie Local Immigration Partnership (Maple Ridge, BC) – Geography: Semi-custom, combining 2 CSDs for Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows (which exclude reserves). 

Metro Vancouver – Geography: Vancouver CMA (= Greater Vancouver RD CD) – Not a LIP but a comparative region for the LIPs within it, as it includes the 24 local authorities in the Greater Vancouver Regional District.

Mission Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Mission District Municipality CSD.

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Nanaimo Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Nanaimo RD CD.

New Westminster (WINS, Welcoming and Inclusive New Westminster) Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: New Westminster City CSD.

North Shore Immigrant Inclusion Partnership (City of North Vancouver) – Geography: Semi-custom, combining three CSDs for the City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, and District of West Vancouver.

North Vancouver Island (Welcoming Communities Coalition of North Vancouver Island, Campbell River, BC) – Geography: Combine 3 CSDs for Campbell River City, Comox Town, and Courtenay City.

Prince George Local Immigration Partnership – No longer active. Prince George Economic Profile 2019

Richmond’s Community Collaboration Table (Local Immigration Partnership) – Geography: Richmond City CSD.

South Okanagan | Similkameen Local Immigration Partnership (Penticton, BC) – Geography: Okanagan-Similkameen RD CD.

Surrey Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Surrey City CSD.

Tri-Cities Local Immigration Partnership (Coquitlam, BC) – Geography: Semi-custom, combining five CSDs for Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody (which excludes a reserve), plus the Villages of Anmore and Belcarra. #ImmigrationMatters – Coquitlam: Fighting food waste while feeding the community

Vancouver Immigration Partnership – Geography: Vancouver City CSD. #ImmigrationMatters – Engineering cleaner water in remote communities.

Vernon Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Vernon City CSD.

Victoria (Greater Victoria) Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Victoria CMA. Victoria Economic Profile 2019. #ImmigrationMatters – Catching the giving spirit.

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YUKON TERRITORY – Geography: Yukon (Territory).

Yukon Local Immigration Partnership (Whitehorse, YT) – Geography: Yukon Territories CD. Whitehorse Economic Profile 2019. #ImmigrationMatters – Taking Whitehorse’s music scene to new levels.

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Census geographic areas that may be relevant to various LIPs include the following designations: Census Agglomeration (CA), Census Division (CD), Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), Census Subdivision (CSD), Designated Place (DPL), Population Centre (POPCTR or PC), Province (PR or Prov), and Territory (Terr.). The most relevant of these are described below.

Census Agglomeration (CA) or Census Metropolitan Area (CMA): A geographic area defined by Statistics Canada consisting of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a core.

Census Division (CD): A geographic area defined by Statistics Canada consisting of a group of neighbouring municipalities such as counties or regional districts. These can include the following designations: District Municipality (DM), Municipal District (MD), Regional District (RD), Regional Municipality (RM), and United Counties (UC), among others.

Census Subdivision (CSD): A geographic area defined by Statistics Canada consisting of a single municipality such as a city, village, or town. These can include the following designations: City (CY), District Municipality (DM), Hamlet (HAM), Improvement District (ID), Municipal District (MD), Municipality (MU), Regional Municipality (RGM), Rural Municipality (RM), Resort Village (RV), Specialized Municipality (SM), Town (T), Township (TP), and Village (VL), among many others.


2006 Dashboard Data: Statistics Canada. 2006. Census of Population. Custom tabulations. 

2016 Dashboard Data: Statistics Canada. 2016. Census of Population. Custom tabulations. 


Statistics Canada. 2017 (updated). Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016. Website.


The LIPdata.ca dashboard uses data provided by Statistics Canada for Canada, the provinces and territories, and the standard or custom geographies needed for the four IRCC regions and all of the LIPs within them. Similarly, local data and information are generally provided by LIPs. While LIPdata.ca has supplied all of this information in good faith, it makes no representation, warranty, or condition (statutory, express, or implied) as to its accuracy; takes no responsibility for any errors or omissions which may be contained herein; and accepts no liability for any loss arising from any use or reliance on this website.


Data for the LIPs Dashboard will be ordered in the spring of 2020. It will include data for updated boundaries for Calgary City CSD (currently CMA), Edmonton City CSD (currently CMA), Lloydminster AB-SK PC (currently AB-SK CA), Winnipeg City CSD (currently CMA), Regina City CSD (currently CMA), Saskatoon City CSD (currently CMA); new data for Medicine Hat City CSD and East Manitoba (semi-custom); and new data for all other provinces and territories, semi-custom IRCC regional boundaries, and for all other LIPs in Canada that were funded prior to 2020/2021. New boundary (shape) files will be ordered each spring, as needed. Once they have been received, data will be ordered (likely late spring each year). New or updated data will be added to the dashboard once it has been received and processed (likely in the fall of each year). 

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