HUMANITARIAN AND COMPASSIONATE APPLICATION CANADA
If you currently in Canada, you may be eligible to apply for permanent residence under Humanitarian & Compassionate stream. The Humanitarian & Compassionate application, also known as a H&C, provides foreign nationals in Canada with an opportunity to make an application for permanent residence based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. As such, people who would not normally be eligible to become permanent residents of Canada may be able to apply on these grounds, which are applied on a case-by-case basis. Factors taken into consideration include how settled the person is in Canada, their general family ties to Canada, the best interests of any children involved, and what could happen to the applicant in the event the request is not granted. H&C applications are discretionary applications, such that it is to be determined whether the circumstances of the case warrant an exemption to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).