Humanitarian & Compassionate (H&C)
If you have been living in Canada for some time without legal status and you find yourself to be completely established in Canada, you might want to consider submitting a permanent residence application under H&C grounds. This is an exceptional category where you would need to convince an immigration officer that you would suffer if you were forced to leave Canada at this stage in your life.
A humanitarian and compassionate application is an exceptional category and it’s recommended that you consult with an experienced immigration lawyer to determine the likelihood of success as well as the supporting documentation and information to include in your application.
Learn about permanent residence under Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds in Canada by watching our Youtube video below.
How regularly updating your pending Humanitarian and Compassionate application will strengthen your case
Important documents to include in your Humanitarian and Compassionate application
What is first stage approval of a Humanitarian and Compassionate application?
Here are our useful blogs about Humanitarian & Compassionate (H&C) Immigration to Canada
What you need to know if you are filing a permanent residence application under Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds?
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If you currently reside in Canada without a status, you may be able to submit an application based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. In order to be considered eligible, you’ll have to show that you have already established yourself in […]
A Permanent Residence application under Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds does not stop deportation to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has an obligation to remove individuals as soon as practical. A Permanent Residence under Humanitarian and Compassionate is handled by […]
Can I fight this in court? Can I re-apply? You cannot “appeal” the outcome of a Humanitarian and Compassionate Application but if you think the deciding officer did not consider everything you submitted, misunderstood part of your case, or misapplied […]
I have been in Canada for 7 years without status and I am a failed refugee claimant – what can I do to obtain permanent residence?
If you have stayed in Canada for a long period of 7 years you are likely to have established yourself socially and economically in Canada and built ties with the community. These factors, together with any danger or hardship you […]