Humanitarian Applications

Humanitarian Compassionate Applications

Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications or H & Cs are Canadian Permanent Residence applications that are filed IN LAND (in Canada) to the Case Processing Centre (CPC) Vegreville, Alberta.


What You Need To Know About Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications

Humanitarian and Compassionate (H and C) Applications are for people that currently reside in Canada without legal status but have established themselves in the country by one of the following:

Family ties to Canada that Canadian Permanent Residents or Canadian Citizens

Employment in Canada albeit often without a valid Canadian work permit

Education in Canada albeit often without a valid Study Permit in Canada

Volunteer work in Canada

Upgrade of English skills

Savings and property in Canada

Social ties to Canada in their communities

Assessing someone who may be a candidate for a Humanitarian and Compassionate

An example of a suitable candidate for an H and C application would be someone who has been residing in Canada for five years or longer who is eligible for some of the factors listed above.

It is important to note that applicants will not qualify for other Canadian permanent residence categories including the Skilled Worker category where applicants are assessed on their English skills or work experience and education.

A standard applicant may be a worker with little higher education but one that has managed to support him or herself financially in Canada.


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Niren & Associates has been helping people apply for Humanitarian and Compassionate applications for many years.

It is important to know what paperwork is required and how to present it to the proper immigration department.

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Hardship in Home Country

It is essential to remember that a major component of H and C cases requires an assessment of the undue hardship that the applicant might suffer should they be forced to return to their home country.

Canadian Immigration will endeavor to explore the background of an applicant in terms of the economic, personal or social hardship that the applicant and their family would be subjected to should they have to return home.

It is important to note that the applicant for Humanitarian and Compassionate cases are not required to have been a subject to persecution.

Also, H and C cases are not Refugee cases. That said, without being able to prove hardship in your personal situation, it may be difficult to successfully present your application for Canadian Permanent Residence under the Humanitarian and Compassionate Category.

The Procedure for H and C Cases

All applicants must complete the requisite forms and supporting documentation. Also, there is a processing fee of $550 CAD which is collected at the type of application completion. This information is submitted to CPC Vegreville for processing.

The application package should include a detailed submission letter that touches on all the H and C factors of the applicant and explains to the immigration officer assessing the case why the application should be approved.

All H and C cases are discretionary. This means that the immigration officer assessing the case has the ability to refuse or approve the case based on his or her own personal assessment of the merits of the case.

For this reason it is important that the applicant prepares a strong submission letter and collects all the necessary supporting documentation.

What Else Should I Know About Humanitarian Compassionate Applications?

It can take an application anywhere from 18 to 24 months to be processed. However, there are times when it may take even longer.

While the application process is ongoing, the applicant will remain in Canada to await a decision.

It is not recommended for the applicant to travel outside of Canada while the application process unfolds.

Their file will then be transferred from CPC Vegreville to their local CIC office for further processing. The applicant may be requested to take an interview and provide additional supporting information.

Any Interviews will be conducted at the local CIC office.

If the Humanitarian and Compassionate Application is approved, the applicant will be required to undergo Immigration medical exams and then obtain police clearances.

When/If the medicals and police clearances are passed, the applicant will be called in to pick up their Canadian Permanent Residence Card (PR Card).

If the H and C application is refused, the applicant can appeal the negative decision by Canada Immigration to the Federal Court of Canada within 15 days of the refusal.

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In today’s world, security is more important than ever. For this reason, the Canadian immigration process has become more complex over the years. There are many hurdles standing in your way. It is best to have an experienced law firm on your side to ensure that you take the proper steps.

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