Refugees & Newcomers

If you are a refugee claimant or newcomer to Edmonton, Alberta, we urge you to connect with the Settlement Practitioner, who can help you connect with local community and resources, and offer start-to-finish assistance through the refugee claims process. Email for more information.

Local Resources

Pride Centre of Edmonton–Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers Refugee Hearing Prep offers an abundance of information, education, and resources for refugee claimants in Edmonton to prepare for their Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada hearings.

The Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers (EMCN) provides programs and services that enable immigrants to participate with equity, dignity, and respect in all aspects of life.

Edmonton LGBTQ+ Newcomers Facebook page

National Resources

Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC)
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRCC)

Resources for Asylum Seekers Abroad

Rainbow Railroad Canada
Rainbow Refugee Committee
International Railroad for Queer Refugees

Partners Reunification

LEGIT: Canadian Immigration for Same-Sex Partners

International Resources

ILGA State-sponsored homophobia report
ILGA Member organizations
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Safe Exit