Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications in Canada

If a person is inadmissible to Canada for any reason, it may be possible to overcome the inadmissibility for humanitarian and compassionate reasons. Where a person has established a life in Canada, is a parent or guardian of dependant children in Canada, or would face hardship if returned to their country of origin, there may be a strong case for humanitarian relief.

The availability of Humanitarian and Compassionate (“H&C”) relief has recently been limited, and succeeding on an H&C application is difficult. The case must be compelling, and the application must be thorough and persuasive. Our team has a high success record in applications for humanitarian and compassionate relief. We can evaluate whether such an application is available and, if so, provide an opinion on the prospects of success. We have ample experience assisting clients in preparing strong H&C applications, and also making humanitarian and compassionate submissions before the Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board.



Residency Obligation Appeal Hearing – February 2013

I want to thank you for your hard work and devotion in helping me to win my appeal yesterday. It was the overwhelming support of my family and friends and your team of respected lawyers that got me through this, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will always remember your skill and hard work in fighting for me. You all saved my life and I can’t find enough words to thank you. Even when I gave up on myself, you never did, and I praise you for that. There really are good people in this cruel world, and you are at the top of the list!

– Blane, Canada



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