Refugee | Humanitarian and Compassionate Application

Canadian Permanent Residency By Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration

Canadian Humanitarian and compassionate applications are a route to live in Canada instead of an alternative to obtaining Canada permanent residency. Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds are a way of living in Canada under unique conditions. In addition, an Immigration and Refugee protection act gives Canada citizenship & Immigration right to grant permanent residency for Humanitarian and compassionate reasons.
Your eligibility may be increased by various factors, including many years of Canadian work experience, children attending Canadian schools, living with family members in Canada, or membership in a religious organization.

How to find out your eligibility for Humanitarian & Compassionate immigration in Canada?

To become qualified for the Humanitarian & Compassionate Immigration program, you must consider the following.

Documents Required to Support Your Application

You need to provide the following documents as proof to support your claims that are

  • A family member letter that demonstrates the depth of the relationship and how tough it would be if the candidate left.
  • A community member & friends letter that describes the vital candidate’s social contribution, like voluntary work & community-specific relationships.
  • A current employer letter from the company explains the type of work and evidence of monthly salary.
  • An essential point to remember is that all letters provided must be handwritten, contain the writer’s signature, be dated, and describe their relationship to the applicant.
  • If the candidate has a child, the child may write a letter highlighting why they want to live in Canada, or the candidate may submit documents explaining the child’s ongoing education in Canada  (School teacher’s and friend’s letter, school activities joining certificates).
  • The candidate images with friends and family while living period in Canada.

Non Eligible Applicants for Humanitarian & Compassionate Immigration in Canada

The following factors showing the candidate is not eligible are 

  1. The candidate resides in Canada temporarily.
  2. The candidate’s refugee claim is still pending.
  3. After a year, applicants whose admission was denied by the Immigration Review Board can reapply.
  4. If a candidate was denied entry into Canada, they could only reapply within 12 months if they have children under 18 impacted by the decision.
  5. If the applicant requires urgent medical treatment that is unavailable in their country of residence, they may be able to reapply.
  6. After five years, a candidate who received the “Foreign Entry” label may reapply.

How to Apply for Humanitarian and Compassionate immigration in Canada?

People who are already citizens of Canada and wish to apply for Humanitarian and Compassionate immigration in Canada must complete two forms:

  1. Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds exemption application (IMM 5283). 
  2. The General Candia Immigration application (IMM 0008). 

People residing outside of Canada can apply by completing.

  1. An application for one of these three immigration categories (Family Class, Economic Class, or Refugee Program), along with attachments, shows the applicant’s reasons for applying to  humanitarian and compassionate immigration in Canada.

If the candidate’s Humanitarian and Compassionate application is accepted, this guarantees the applicant’s residency in Canada, and the person may then apply for Canadian PR.

The candidate is not eligible for PR if they applied to one of the following sponsorship programs.
1. Protected Person.
2. Common-Law Sponsorship.
3. Spouse Sponsorship.
4. Live-in Caregiver Program.

Designated Foreign Nationals

For the next five years, If the candidate illegally entered Canada, they were deprived of applying for Humanitarian and Compassionate Ground. If the applicant has applied, their application will be delayed for the next five years before they are declared a foreign national.