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Welcome to LEGIT


Canadian Immigration for Same-sex Partners

We 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:

  • one partner is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and the other partner is from another country
  • neither partner is Canadian and both are planning to immigrate to Canada

Our 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.

Who We Are

LEGIT 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.

A State of Change

The 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.

Also, Immigration Canada is still processing same-sex spousal applications under an interim policy.

For the most current information contact your nearest immigration office or visit the Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) web site


LEGIT gratefully acknowledges The Law Foundation of British Columbia
for funding the development of this website.

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