PZI

The zone partnership for immigration is a new multi-layered form of governance designed to reinforce local resources to attract new immigrants and improve economical, social, political and civic integration results.

The zone partnership for immigration (PZI)

The long-term goal for the IPZ is to support the establishment of multisectorial partnerships in the community. Those partnerships seek to include the needs of the new immigrants in the community plan, to determine strategic priorities for each community and implement resettlement strategies as well as action plans aiming to improve results for newcomers.

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The Chamber of Commerce will take the lead on this partnership in collaboration with the town of Edmundston, the municipality of Haut-Madawaska, the Maliseet First Nation of Madawaska. We’ll find immigrant outreach workers, immigrants, local business owners and municipal partners. The PZI will support the implementation of a strategic plan and provide a better structure to understand the newcomers’ needs, and weaknesses in service delivery and logistics that could have advantages for the newcomers in the Haut-Saint-Jean region.

This partnership initiative was implemented in Ontario in 2008 as part of the Community connections program (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC]). This program was then implemented in other provinces in 2012 and should continue to grow. Currently there are over 60 PZI in Canada, including six in Atlantic Canada.

Ibrahim Sobhi

Immigration Partership Zone Coordinator

(506) 737-1879
coordonnateurpzi@ccedmundston.com

The immigration partnership zone coordinator, Mr. Ibrahim Sobhi, came to Canada in 2012. He held the deputy director/accounting clerk at the atelier R.A.D.O Inc. for five and a half years. Since September 2019, he’s also the owner of the business A-Z Accounting Solutions Comptabilité that offers bookkeeping services to businesses and non-profit organizations.

Holder of a master in bank, insurance and risk management (Algeria- 2011), of a collegial diploma in small and medium enterprise management (CCNB-2014) and a university diploma in business management (UMCE-2019) and in preparation of a bachelor in business management. Mr. Sobhi was appointed head of the zone partnership for immigration program in December 2019.

With his experience in immigration, Mr. Sobhi’s role is to support the different partners: immigrant outreach workers, immigrants, local business owners, and municipal partners. The goal is to have an overall vision and perspective of the newcomers needs and to ensure the implementation of a strategic plan that will provide a better structure to understand the newcomers’ needs, and weaknesses in service delivery and logistics that could have advantages for the newcomers in the Haut-Saint-Jean region.