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Happy Pride Month! Canada Welcomes LGBTQ+ Immigrants

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Happy Pride Month! Canada Welcomes LGBTQ+ Immigrants

This June, as we celebrate Pride Month, I want to highlight a topic close to my heart: Canada's long history of welcoming LGBTQ+ immigrants. As a Canadian immigration attorney, I've witnessed firsthand how Canada's inclusive and progressive policies offer a safe haven for those seeking a life free from discrimination.

Canada: A Champion for LGBTQ+ Rights

Canada has a long and proud history of championing LGBTQ+ rights. We were the first G7 country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2005, and our immigration system reflects this commitment to equality. Sexual orientation and gender identity are not grounds for inadmissibility to Canada. Same-sex couples can sponsor their partners for permanent residency and LGBTQ+ individuals can apply for immigration independently.


Beyond Tolerance: A Place to Thrive

Canada goes beyond simple tolerance. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ newcomers. Several resources exist specifically to assist LGBTQ+ immigrants, like Rainbow Refugee Assistance Partnership and Egale Canada. These organizations offer settlement services, cultural competency training and connect newcomers with LGBTQ+ communities across Canada.

A Refuge from Discrimination

Sadly, many countries around the world still criminalize same-sex relationships or discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals. For these individuals, Canada offers a beacon of hope. I've met countless clients who have come to Canada seeking not just safety, but a place where they can live openly and authentically.

Building a More Inclusive Future

As we celebrate Pride Month, let's remember the ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights globally. Canada's welcoming immigration system plays a crucial role in this fight. By offering a safe and inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ immigrants, we contribute to building a more diverse and equitable world.

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How Do I Sponsor My Same-Sex Spouse or Partner to Move to Canada?

Under Canada's same-sex marriage immigration rules, you can sponsor your same-sex married spouse or common-law partner under Canada’s Spousal Sponsorship immigration program.

Considering Immigrating to Canada?

If you are an LGBTQ+ individual considering immigrating to Canada, I encourage you to explore your options. Canada's immigration system offers a path to a brighter future, free from discrimination and full of opportunity. Feel free to contact me for a consultation to discuss your specific situation.

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Happy Pride from Canada

You are not alone. Lately, we've been receiving many inquiries from individuals looking to move to Canada from the United States. It's heartbreaking to hear that their motivation is rooted in fears for their safety and concerns over recent legal and societal changes impacting the LGBTQ+ community.

Canada, with its inclusive and liberal immigration policies, is often seen as a refuge.

At Ackah Business Immigration Law, we are dedicated to helping those seeking a new home where they can feel safe and accepted. You're not alone. Reach out to Ackah Business Immigration Law today for a consultation.

Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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