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. 

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 Intercultural Planning Table (BIPT) / Burnaby Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Burnaby City CSD.

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

Chilliwack Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Chilliwack City CSD.

Greater Terrace Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: City of Terrace, Electoral Area C of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS), Electoral Area E of the RDKS (known as Thornhill) and the First Nations communities of Kitselas and Kitsumkalum.

Greater Victoria Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Victoria CMA. 

#ImmigrationMatters – Victoria Economic Profile 2019,  Catching the giving spirit.

Langley Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: City of Langley and Township of Langley.

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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New Westminster (Welcoming and Inclusive New West (WINS) Local Immigration Partnership Council – 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 (Campbell River, BC) – Geography: Combine 3 CSDs for Campbell River City, Comox Town, and Courtenay City.

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 Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Vancouver City CSD.

#ImmigrationMatters – Engineering cleaner water in remote communities.

Vernon Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Vernon City CSD.

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YUKON TERRITORY – Geography: Yukon (Territory).

Yukon Local Immigration Partnership (Whitehorse, YT) – Geography: Yukon Territories CD

#ImmigrationMatters – Whitehorse Economic Profile 2019Taking 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. 

2021 Dashboard Data: Statistics Canada. 2021. 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.


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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