The H&C class provides discretion to grant permanent residence to applicants who are inadmissible or ineligible to apply in an immigration class.


You may use the H&C application to apply for permanent residence if you:

  • need an exemption from one or more requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) or Regulationsin order to apply for permanent residence within Canada;
  • believe humanitarian and compassionate considerations justify granting the exemption(s) you need; and
  • are not eligible to apply for permanent residence from within Canada in any of these classes:

o   Spouse or Common-Law Partner;

o   Live-in Caregiver;

o   Protected Person and Convention Refugees; and

o   Temporary Resident Permit Holder.

The purpose of H&C discretion is to allow flexibility to approve deserving cases not covered by the legislation. The H&C decision-making process is a highly discretionary one that considers whether a special grant of an exemption from a requirement of the Act is warranted.

H&C is a complicated application and involves many processes. Let’s speak with us about your situation and we will evaluate if you are eligible to apply for permanent residence under Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds (H&C).

If you would like us to represent you for your application or for more details, please give us a call or leave us a message. First consultation is Free, No commitment.

Please kindly include your phone number if you would like to be contacted via telephone. Most of consultation will be in person. It is depend on how complexity of your case our immigration specialist consultant or immigration lawyer may present at our discretion.
While RIS would be pleased to discuss your immigration needs, please understand that merely contacting us does not create an client relationship. We cannot become your representative or represent you in any way unless satisfactory arrangements have been made with us for representation.