Forced marriage is not tolerated in Canada, and the law grants you certain rights and places obligations on others to ensure that when you enter a marriage, it is because YOU want to be married to that person.
While family and community approval can be a very important factor when deciding whether to get married, ultimately it is your independent choice.
Marriage is a life-long commitment, and you want to ensure you and your spouse are compatible.
WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LAW AND FORCED MARRIAGE?
Knowledge of your rights can allow you to lead a safe and happy life with a partner that you choose.
There are various centers, shelters, information clinics, and helplines available to you during this difficult time.
This section is meant to provide an overview of forced marriage, and act as a guide for the resources available to you.