The PNT Region

This page provides information about the LIPs in the Prairies and Northern Territories, commonly called the PNT 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 PNT 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). New LIPs will be added and data for some other PNT LIPs will be replaced, as noted below under Next Steps.  

Where additional local data or information has been provided, links are shown following the data boundary description. For example, a Fast Facts summary of key census data and a map of each LIP community’s data boundaries are provided. Fast Facts were also created for Canada and the PNT provinces and territories that currently have LIPs. 

There are also three types of local data or information that all of the PNT LIPs agreed to provide: summaries of annual collective impact surveys completed by each LIP’s partners (for LIPs whose Council has been operating for at least a year); profiles of local immigrants; and local data that measures progress towards each LIP’s unique strategic actions. Other local data or information that is only available for some LIPs is also included (e.g., economic profiles, research reports, videos, and so on). All available local data files are hyperlinked below. Any PDF files can be printed or saved. This section will be updated as new information is provided by the PNT LIPs and formatted for inclusion on this page.

The collective impact survey used by the PNT LIPs was revised by a Survey Subcommittee in the summer of 2019. It is intended to be used once each fiscal year—at approximately the same time—by all PNT LIPs with a Partnership Council that has been active for at least one year. The revised version is called the LIPs Annual Survey and is available as both an Online Survey and a Hard Copy Survey that can be customized for each LIP. In order to combine results, Survey Set-Up and Data Retrieval Guides were prepared as reference documents for LIPs that use either QuestionPro or Survey Monkey. Other LIPs are welcome to use the survey and the guides. Please use the Contact Us page to request copies of either of these large Guides. 

CANADA – Geography: Canada. Canada Fast Facts 2016.

PNT REGION – Geography: Semi-custom, combining Alberta (Province), Manitoba (Province), Northwest Territories (Territory), Nunavut Territories (Territory), and Saskatchewan (Province)Performance Measurement Framework – Backgrounder (2017-08-28; updated 2020-03-04), PNT LIPs – Annual Collective Impact Survey 2019-2020.  


ALBERTA – Geography: Alberta (Province). Alberta Fast Facts 2016. Alberta – Financial Supports for Refugees-Asylum Seekers (2019).  

Bow Valley Immigration Partnership (Banff, AB) – Geography: Semi-custom, combining Banff (CSD), Banff Improvement District No. 9 (CSD), Canmore (CSD), Exshaw (DPL), Harvie Heights (DPL), Kananaskis (CSD), Lac des Arcs (DPL), and Pigeon Mountain (DPL). Bow Valley Fast Facts 2016, Bow Valley Data Boundary Map (2019). Bow Valley Collective Impact Summary 2019-2020.

Calgary Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Calgary CMA (data will be replaced with Calgary City CSD data in the fall of 2020). Calgary Fast Facts 2016, Calgary Data Boundary Map (2019), Calgary Economic Profile 2019. Calgary Immigration Data (2019), A Profile of Immigrant Health in Calgary (2019), Calgary Collective Impact Summary 2019, CLIP Survey of Newcomers – Summary (2017), CLIP Survey of Service Providers – Report (2017), CLIP Survey of Service Providers – Summary (2018), Calgary Local Data – ISC (2017). Please use the Contact Us page to request copies of these large files: Calgary Local Data – FSII (2018) and CLIP Survey of Newcomers – Report (2017).

Edmonton Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Edmonton CMA (data will be replaced with Edmonton City CSD data in the fall of 2020). Edmonton Fast Facts 2016, Edmonton Data Boundary Map (2019). Edmonton Economic Profile 2019. #ImmigrationMatters: Inspiring inner-city youth; Serving Edmonton’s seniors. Please use the Contact Us page to request copies of this large file: Edmonton Immigrant Profiles. 

Grande Prairie Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Grande Prairie CA (= City CSD). Grande Prairie Fast Facts 2016, Grande Prairie Data Boundary Map (2019). Grande Prairie Collective Impact Summary 2019-2020.

Jasper Immigration Coalition – Geography: Semi-custom, combining both the town and staff housing area, which form the Population Centre for Jasper. Jasper Fast Facts 2016, Jasper Data Boundary Map (2019).

Lethbridge Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Lethbridge CMA. Lethbridge Fast Facts 2016, Lethbridge Data Boundary Map (2019). Lethbridge LIP Theory of Change (2019). #ImmigrationMatters: Investing in the next generation of Canadian business leaders.

Lloydminster Local Immigration Partnership (includes both Alberta and Saskatchewan sides) – Geography: Lloydminster AB-SK CA (data will be replaced with Lloydminster AB-SK Population Centre data in the fall of 2020). Lloydminster Fast Facts 2016, Lloydminster Data Boundary Map (2019). Please use the Contact Us page to request copies of these large files: Lloydminster LIP Diversity Calendar (2020) and Lloydminster LIP Needs Assessment Report (2019). Lloydminister Collective Impact Summary 2019-2020.

Medicine Hat Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Medicine Hat CA (= City CSD). New LIP – not yet included in the Dashboard (data will be added in the fall of 2020). Medicine Hat Economic Profile 2019

Red Deer Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Red Deer CA (= City CSD). Red Deer Fast Facts 2016, Red Deer Data Boundary Map (2019), Red Deer Immigrant Profiles, Red Deer Collective Impact Summary 2019.

Rocky View – Foothills Zonal Immigration Partnership

Wood Buffalo Region (Northern Alberta) Immigration Partnership (Fort McMurray, AB) – Geography: Wood Buffalo CA (= Specialized Municipality CSD). Wood Buffalo Fast Facts 2016, Wood Buffalo Region Data Boundary Map (2019), Wood Buffalo Collective Impact Summary 2019

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MANITOBA – Geography: Manitoba (Province). Manitoba Fast Facts 2016.

Brandon Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Brandon City CSD.

Dauphin Region Zonal Immigration Partnership

East Manitoba (Eastman Regional Immigration Partnership, Steinbach, MB) – Geography: Semi-custom, combining 25 continuous CSDs, with 1 reserve CSD excluded. New LIP – not yet included in the Dashboard (data will be added in the fall of 2020). 

Pembina Valley Local Immigration Partnership (Winkler, MB) – Geography: Semi-custom, combining Altona (Town), Carman, (Town), Dufferin (RM), Emerson-Franklin (Muni), Montcalm (RM), Morden (City), Pembina (Muni), Rhineland (Muni), Roland (RM), Stanley (RM), Thompson (RM), and Winkler (City) – all CSDs. Pembina Valley Fast Facts 2016, Pembina Valley Data Boundary Map (2019), Morden Economic Profile 2019. #ImmigrationMatters: Morden: Growing a community through immigration. Pembina Valley Collective Impact Summary 2019-2020.

Portage la Prairie Local Immigrant Partnership – Geography: Portage la Prairie CA (= City CSD). Portage la Prairie Fast Facts 2016, Portage la Prairie Data Boundary Map (2019), Portage la Prairie Immigrant Profiles, Portage la Prairie Collective Impact Summary 2019. Portage la Prairie Collective Impact Summary 2019-2020.

Winnipeg (Immigration Partnership Winnipeg) – Geography: Winnipeg CMA (data will be replaced with Winnipeg City CSD data in the fall of 2020). Winnipeg Fast Facts 2016, Winnipeg Data Boundary Map (2019). Winnipeg Economic Profile 2019. #ImmigrationMatters: Cultivating compassion in the community; Telling the story of Manitoba’s Francophone community; Putting people before profit in Canada’s tech sector. Please use the Contact Us page to request copies of this large file: Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples – Wise practices for the relationship-building process and recommendations for the development of an orientation toolkit (2020). 

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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Geography: Northwest Territories (Territory). NWT Fast Facts 2016.

Yellowknife Immigration Partnership (Partenariat en immigration de Yellowknife) – Geography: Yellowknife CA (= City CSD). Yellowknife Fast Facts 2016, Yellowknife Data Boundary Map (2019). #ImmigrationMatters – Inspiring a city through the power of dance; Tackling food insecurity in Canada’s North

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NUNAVUT – Geography: Nunavut (Territory). #ImmigrationMatters – Promoting patient care in Iqaluit

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SASKATCHEWAN – Geography: Saskatchewan (Province). Saskatchewan Fast Facts 2016

Non-LIP Communities:

East Central Saskatchewan Immigration Partnership

Humboldt and Region Zonal Immigration Partnership

Moose Jaw Region (Prairie Skies Integration Network – Moose Jaw Region’s Local Immigration Partnership, Moose Jaw, SK) – Geography: Semi-custom, combining 94 continuous CSDs, with 1 reserve CSD excluded. Moose Jaw Fast Facts 2016, Moose Jaw Region Data Boundary Map (2019). #ImmigrationMatters – Gravelbourg: Shaping small-town Saskatchewan

Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Regina CMA (data will be replaced with Regina City CSD data in the fall of 2020). Regina Fast Facts 2016, Regina Data Boundary Map (2019), Regina Immigrant Profiles, Regina Collective Impact Summary 2019. Regina Collective Impact Summary 2019-2020.

Saskatoon Local Immigration Partnership – Geography: Saskatoon CMA (data will be replaced with Saskatoon City CSD data in the fall of 2020). Saskatoon Fast Facts 2016, Saskatoon Data Boundary Map (2019)

Southwest Saskatchewan Immigration Partnership

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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.

Designated Place (DPL): Designated places are created by provinces and territories in cooperation with Statistics Canada to denote a small community that does not meet the criteria used to define municipalities or population centres.

Improvement District (ID): A type of census subdivision. In Alberta, Improvement Districts are municipal authorities originally formed by the Government of Alberta in sparsely populated areas where there was neither the population nor the tax base to support and finance a viable local government. The Government of Alberta manages all local government functions for the districts, including the levy and collection of taxes, unless a local council has been elected. There are eight improvement districts in Alberta, five of which are located within national parks (e.g., Banff ID No. 9). Two others are Alberta provincial parks (e.g., Kananaskis ID).

Population Centre (POPCTR or PC): From 2016 on, a geographic area defined by Statistics Canada with a population of at least 1,000 and a population density of 400 persons or more per square kilometre, based on population counts from the current Census of Population. They are further divided into large urban, medium, or small population centres, which may use other census boundaries. All areas outside population centres are classified as rural areas. Together, population centres and rural areas cover all of Canada.

Specialized Municipality (SM): A type of census subdivision. In Alberta, a specialized municipality can be formed without special Acts of the Legislature. This designation can allow urban and rural communities to coexist within a single municipal government. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is one of six specialized municipalities in Alberta.


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

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


Government of Alberta. 2019. Improvement Districts – Overview. Website.

Government of Alberta. 2019. Types of municipalities in Alberta. Website.

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


The 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 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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