Humanitarian & Compassionate
Subsection 25(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) grants an exemption based on humanitarian and compassionate considerations. Foreign nationals who generally do not meet the requirements of the Act or Regulations to become a permanent Resident may apply for a consideration under subsection A25 (1).
Factors of Consideration:
- establishment in Canada
- an inability to leave Canada that has led to establishment
- ties to Canada
- best interests of any children affected by your application (see following section for more information)
- health considerations
- family violence considerations
- consequences of your separation from relative
- factors in your country of origin (not related to seeking protection)
- any other relevant factors you wish to have considered that are not related to seeking protection.
Humanitarian and compassionate grounds apply only to the exceptional case and the applications are assessed on case to case basis.