The Réseau immigration francophone de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (RIF-TNL) aims to increase the reception, integration and retention capacity of the province's Francophone communities by mobilizing various stakeholders and strengthening collaboration and strategic planning at the community, regional and national levels.
RIF-TNL was created by FFTNL in 2007 to meet the needs of Francophone newcomers to Newfoundland and Labrador. Its main objective is the successful integration of French-speaking newcomers who choose to settle in Newfoundland and Labrador and a better social and cultural connection with the host community. RIF plays a key role in the development by third parties of Francophone reception and settlement services that directly address the needs of French-speaking immigrants and their families.
■ Ensures consultation and promotes partnerships with stakeholders from different sectors (community, private, parapublic, governments and municipalities);
■ Identifies the needs, gaps and assets of the community and newcomers according to the different stages of the immigration continuum;
■ Develops the Action Plan on Francophone Immigration that responds to identified needs, gaps and assets and guides national priorities for Francophone immigration;
■ Raises awareness, mobilizes and supports communities and partners in the implementation of the Action Plan on Francophone Immigration;
■ Plays a leading role in the development of Francophone reception and settlement services that directly address the needs of French-speaking immigrants and their families.
In addition, in collaboration with many partners, RIF-TNL coordinates various outreach initiatives, including the Semaine nationale de l'immigration francophone and employer liaison, outreach and mobilization tours for the international recruitment of Francophone immigrants.
For more information on resources for Francophone immigrants, such as the Guide des nouveaux arrivants francophones, RIF-TNL partner services and immigration procedures, consult the "Community Resources" pages under the tab "Immigration - Living in TNL".