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Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

What is Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds?

This application is for those persons who are already in Canada under a Temporary Resident Permit and who would suffer excessive hardship if they had to return to their home country to apply for permanent residence in Canada as required by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Applications for permanent residence made on humanitarian and compassionate grounds are only approved in exceptional circumstances and it could take up to several years to process an application.

There is no guarantee that your application will be approved and there is no right of appeal for a refused application for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Who may apply?

You may apply for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds if you:

1.  Currently live in Canada

2.  Are not eligible to apply for permanent residence from within Canada in any of these classes:

    • Spouse or Common-Law Partner;
    • Live-in Caregiver;
    • Protected Person; or
    • Temporary Resident Permit Holder

3. Believe you would experience unusual and undeserved or disproportionate hardship if you were required to leave  Canada.

Please Contact Us for more information on H & C application procedure.