Canada’s Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Canada’s Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds program is a way that Canada allows family members to reunite or stay together in this country. Often people do not meet the criteria of a refugee fearing discrimination, persecution, and imprisonment, rather their circumstances will mean suffering hardships due to separation from loved ones including being in dire need of support on some level. If you or your loved ones find are experiencing unusual and undeserved or disproportionate hardship if kept apart, contact the MBIS for caring and expert help.

Canada's Humanitarian and Compassionate GroundsTo qualify for this program you must be able to provide substantial and clear proof of your circumstances and meet the list of criteria. Exhibits include letters substantiating your case, along with photographs, official documents medical examinations to prove your state of health, and anything else you can submit to convince the immigration officer that you are presenting a worthy a true case depicting hardship.

The immigration officer will need to be shown that if in Canada already, how you have assimilated and established yourself. You must prove that you will not be a burden to the country and will be able to support yourself or have someone support you on every level. You must also prove in detail how your removal to your home country might cause you undue hardship, emotionally, and to your physical well-being.

Immigration officers take into consideration the best interests of a child in many H&C cases, resulting in families reuniting. Elderly parents unable to cope on their own is another reason for applications to this program.

If you have an open refugee claim filed in Canada, you will not be eligible to apply for permanent residence here under Humanitarian And Compassionate Grounds and you only have one H&C application at a time. If you have received a negative decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada within the last 12 months, you cannot submit an application under the Humanitarian and Compassionate Program. You must wait one year before applying unless you have children under the age of 18 who would be adversely affected if you were removed from Canada, or suffer from a life-threatening medical condition untreatable in your home country.

This program applies only to those seeking permanent resident status in Canada, or for a permanent resident visa abroad, and not if you seek temporary resident status.

Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc. is very adept at proving H&C cases. We apply caring and detailed focus while bringing years of experience to bring about a successful outcome for you and your loved ones. If you believe you are a good candidate to apply to stay or come to this country via Canada’s Humanitarian And Compassionate Grounds, contact our team of immigration specialists at or call 001(604)-362-1969 and we’ll get started on making sure you and yours are together.

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