People who would not normally be eligible to become permanent residents of Canada may be able to apply on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds.

H&C grounds apply to people with exceptional cases. Applications to become a permanent resident based on H&Cgrounds are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Factors that are looked at include:
  • how settled the person is in Canada,
  • general family ties to Canada,
  • the best interests of any children involved, and
  • what could happen to the applicant if the request is not granted.

Please contact us for further information.