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Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications 

At GIIS, we understand that behind every Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) application is a unique story, a dream of a better life, and a deep connection to Canada. Our dedicated team of experts is here to guide you through this complex journey, transforming your challenges into opportunities for a brighter future in Canada.

H&C applications are typically for those already in Canada who cannot apply for permanent residence through regular channels due to inadmissibility or lack of eligibility in other immigration classes. It's an exceptional measure, not a standard means of applying for permanent residence.

Who Can Apply for H&C?


Eligibility for the Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) immigration category involves several factors, including:

  • Family Connections

  • Employment

  • Education

  • Volunteer Work

  • Language Skills

  • Financial Ties

  • Social Connections

Application Process for H&C

To apply under the H&C category, applicants must show that they would face adverse conditions or undue hardship if required to leave Canada. This process typically involves submitting a detailed application from within Canada that highlights the applicant's unique situation and why it qualifies for humanitarian and compassionate consideration.


A key component of the application is a detailed letter explaining why the applicant is seeking H&C consideration. This letter plays a critical role in supporting the application and persuading the reviewing immigration officer to make a favorable decision.


Given the discretionary nature of H&C applications, where immigration officers use their judgment to assess cases, it's crucial to provide strong supporting documentation. The evidence presented should convincingly demonstrate the humanitarian and compassionate grounds of the application.


It's worth noting that certain individuals, such as those with failed refugee claims, may face restrictions on applying through this avenue until a 12-month period has elapsed, although exceptions may apply in specific circumstances.

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In the context of Canada's immigration pathways, the Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) considerations offer a unique avenue for individuals already in Canada who face exceptional circumstances. This provision is specifically designed for those who might not fully meet the standard immigration criteria but have compelling personal situations that warrant special consideration for their stay in Canada.


The H&C application process is guided by a commitment to fairness and compassion, recognizing the diverse and often challenging situations individuals may face. For those exploring the H&C route, GIIS is dedicated to providing thorough support and expert advice. We understand the intricacies of the H&C application and are committed to helping you present a strong case that highlights your unique circumstances and ties to Canada.


Embarking on an H&C application can be a significant step towards securing your future in Canada. With our professional guidance, you can navigate this complex process with confidence, knowing that every aspect of your case is being handled with the utmost care and expertise. Start your journey towards stability and a new beginning in Canada with our dedicated assistance.

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We provide personalized services tailored to your unique situation to ensure you are fully informed and supported throughout the entire process. Our goal is to provide you with the information and resources you need to make a successful application.

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