Immigration for Same-sex Partners
hope this site will provide helpful information
on immigrating to Canada for same-sex couples.
You will find information on immigrating to Canada
for couples in which:
partner is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
and the other partner is from another country
partner is Canadian and both are planning to
immigrate to Canada
site also has basic information on applying as
a refugee because of fear of persecution against
you as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgendered,
or HIV+ person.
is an organization of volunteers helping same-sex
couples who wish to live together in Canada. Many
of us are couples who have been successful in
settling in Canada. We are not lawyers. We hope
this information is helpful and supportive. It
is not intended to be legal advice.
State of Change
immigration process is constantly changing. The current immigration
regulations went into effect June 28, 2002. LEGIT is watching how the
regulations and policies are applied to same-sex partners.
Immigration Canada is still processing same-sex
spousal applications under an interim policy.
the most current information contact your nearest
immigration office or visit the Citizenship
& Immigration Canada (CIC) web site
gratefully acknowledges The Law Foundation of
for funding the development of this website.