Humanitarian and Compassionate
Permanent Resident status based on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Grounds is only possible under certain circumstances. H&C provides the flexibility to grant permanent residence status or a permanent resident visa to certain foreign nationals who would otherwise not qualify in any class.
There are some restrictions with respect to examination of applications for H&C consideration.
Restrictions on examination of applications:
Certain people who have an outstanding H&C request
Inadmissibilities for which an exemption may not be requested
Other restrictions on H&C applications
People who have made a refugee claim
Calculating the 12 month bar
Immediate application of the bar
Exception – Medical condition posing a risk to life
Exception – Best interests of a child (BIOC)
Intake of applications for family members A humanitarian and compassionate assessment considers circumstances and factors that may be sufficiently compelling to allow for the requested exemption.