Canada has a proud history of protecting and assisting resettle the most vulnerable groups in the world. This involves those in the society of lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2).
Usually referred to instances of resettlement of persecuted persons for their sexual orientation, gender identity, sex expression or HIV status by:
– the United Nations Refugee Agency
– other referral organizations
– private sponsors
The new initiative will build on the success of the Rainbow Refugee Assistance Pilot starting in 2020 by increasing the number of privately sponsored refugees from 15 to 50 per year. In relation to the current refugee programs, this distinctive partnership continues to protect LGBTQ2 and other vulnerable individuals around the globe.
Canadian Immigration to support LGBTQ2 community to migrate to Canada
Canada will promote the patronage of refugees facing violence and persecution, including their sexual orientation, gender identity, sex expression or HIV status, openly and proactively.