The Canadian Humanitarian and Compassionate Program accommodates those who may experience unusual and undeserved or disproportionate hardship if they were required to leave Canada. In these cases, the applicant may be in a position to qualify for Permanent Resident status. The person must be living in Canada at the time they apply to the Canadian Humanitarian and Compassionate Program. Such cases are awarded to those experiencing extraordinary circumstances and are not issued lightly. Applications are reviewed and assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Immigration officers will carefully assess how acclimatized and settled the applicant is in Canada, whether or not they have strong family ties in this country, and what actions should be taken for the best interest regarding any children involved in the case. Most importantly, immigration officers speculate what the outcome would be if the person was unable to remain in Canada and all that entails.

Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc. understands the critical work involved in proving such cases and applies our keen attention to detail and years of experience to bring about the best results for you. These kinds of cases are where we shine. If you have a worthy case, we will do our best to get you the desired results.

You may only apply to this program if you seek permanent resident status in Canada, or for a permanent resident visa abroad, and not if you seek temporary resident status. You may submit only one application at a time. This category does not apply to those who fear persecution, cruel and unusual treatment, punishment, or worse. Those who have applied to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada for refugee status may not also submit an application under the Humanitarian and Compassionate Program. 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.

Get help applying to the Canadian Humanitarian and Compassionate ProgramAs always, it is our goal to reunite families and save people from hardships experienced in other countries. We are so proud to help people come to Canada where they can enjoy freedom, safety, enhanced human rights, receive health care denied them in another country along with a better quality of life. If your loved is in need of a safe haven or just truly needs to be by your side, contact us to discuss your situation and we will let you know if we believe you have a good chance at being successful in a claim for you or one you make on behalf of a loved one.

If you think that your situation meets the criteria listed above, just email us at or call our team of immigration specialists at 001(604)-362-1969. We look forward to hearing from you and are eager to help!