Information Sheet: Making an LGBTI Refugee Protection Claim in Canada

For 20 years, Canada has granted refugee protection to people who face persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. If you are facing persecution, violence or threats because you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), or because others perceive you to be, and you are considering seeking protection in Canada – this guide is intended to provide information on what is involved with making a refugee protection claim in Canada.