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Trans People and Canadian Immigration Law

Canadian immigration law has no provisions that specifically mention trans people. This is a complex area of law for which you will need legal advice. Contact a lawyer experienced in representing trans immigrants and refugees about your individual situation.

Sometimes trans people are detained (…

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Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Refugee Claims

The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, announced on September 27, 1999 at a workshop for Members of Parliament from countries in east and southern Africa that all homosexuals would be arrested and charged by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). I and the otherboard members went into hidin…

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Canadian Immigration and HIV

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act has the following provisions on medical inadmissibility:

Section 38. (1) A foreign national is inadmissible on health grounds if their health condition

  1. is likely to be a danger to public health;
  2. is likely to be a danger to public safety;
  3. might …

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Immigration for Non-Canadian Same-Sex Couples

Neither you or your spouse/partner are citizens or permanent residents of Canada. You may have been able to live freely as a same-sex couple before coming to Canada or you may have had to live apart. You may be citizens of the same or of different countries but you want to immigrate to Canada togeth…

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Immigration for Same Sex Couples Where One Partner is Canadian and One Partner is Immigrating

So, you've met the love of your life and have a great thing going, but there's just one little catch. Your partner happens to come from a different country and you can't figure out how to deal with immigration. For thousands of LGBTQ Canadians and permanent residents with non-Canadian partners, this…

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