Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership is a multi-agency, cross-party and cross-departmental body working to reflect the regionally specific needs of Northern Ireland in the development and implementation of UK immigration policy.
The Northern Ireland Strategic Migration Partnership works across spheres of government, private and voluntary sectors in the region to ensure that Northern Ireland is a welcoming place for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and supports the retention and integration of people in a way which meets skills and labour requirements to support future economic growth.The Partnership will ensure that Northern Ireland's needs and concerns with regards to immigration are recognised within the constraints of a UK-wide strategy. It will play a strategic leadership, advisory, and co-ordination role for migration in the region.
NISMP is an independent body made up of relevant stakeholders. It is hosted by its lead partner, Northern Ireland Local Government Agency (NILGA), and is funded by the UK Border Agency.