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FAQ – LGBT issues in Canada’s Immigration and Refugee System by Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

FAQ – LGBT issues in Canada’s Immigration and Refugee System

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Posted on 20 August 2013by  at Egale Canada Human Rights Trust

Important Note: This FAQ is intended to provide general information on LGBT issues in Canada’s refugee and immigration system, and should not be treated as legal advice. You should seek the assistance of a lawyer for immigration or refugee applications. Some free legal clinics in Canada provide assistance with filing a refugee application.

Can I claim refugee status based on sexual orientation or gender identity?

What does persecution mean in refugee law? What constitutes a well-founded fear of persecution?

Can I claim family members who cannot accompany me at the time I arrive in Canada?

Are there any Immigration and Refugee Board Guidelines about LGBT refugee claimants?

How does Bill C-31 affect LGBT claimants?

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