Working with Newcomers to build a Better Community,


What We Do

The Quinte Local Immigration Partnership (QLIP) is a collaborative initiative composed of regional employers, non-profit organizations, Municipal, Provincial and Federal governments, educational institutions, health care and legal services providers together to:

  • Enhance the region's image as a welcoming community for newcomers.
  • Foster an environment where the education, skills and experience of newcomers are fully employed to make the community economically and socially stronger.
  • Support employers in their efforts to attract, hire and retain newcomers as strategic members of their workforce.

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize that our land acknowledgement is a first step towards reconciliation with indigenous peoples. Quinte Local Immigration Partnership is grateful to offer our services on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee Peoples. The area we work in is also adjacent to the Mohawk community of Tyendinaga and we extend our work into the unceded territory of the Algonquins of Ontario, the Kijicho Manito Madaouskarini Algonquin First Nation.



newcomer womens circle

Come join us and share your newcomer experience. Child care and transportation is available

employer tool kit

Employer Toolkit for Hiring Newcomers

An updated resource aimed at empowering employers in the Quinte Region to effectively employ and integrate newcomers into their workforce.

workplace inclusion project

Workplace Inclusion Charter

City of Belleville

Aims to create and promote safe workplaces for marginalized and equity deserving populations…by collaborating with local employers  and encouraging inclusion initiatives

Regional Community and


2021 Census

Hastings County

Total Population: 143,200

Immigrant Population (temporary and permanent residents): 12,440

Prince Edward County

Total Population: 25,704

Immigrant Population (temporary and permanent residents): 2,595

QLIP Catchment Area

Greater Napanee

Total Population: 16,879

Immigrant Population (temporary and permanent residents): 965

Brighton and Cramahe

Total Population: 18,617

Immigrant Population (temporary and permanent residents): 2,030


Newcomer Businesses

in the Quinte Region

Contact Information


Orlando Ferro

QLIP Administrator

Catherine Fisher Andrews

QLIP Coordinator

Myra Symonenko

Community Engagement Coordinator Ukraine

Mariam Niazi

QUIS Employer Toolkit Coordinator

QUIS Employer Toolkit for Hiring Newcomers (Provincially funded)