H & C stands for Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications for Permanent Residency of Canada. This type of application is for those people who have no legal status in Canada, yet do not want to leave Canada and want to stay here.
To apply for an H&C application, you have to establish that you will suffer a life of extreme hardship if sent to your home country.
How Can a Person Qualify for Humanitarian & Compassionate Application?
H and C applications are for people without legal status and with no other options available to them. Some important factors for having a successful application under H & C grounds are:
- If you have family ties to Canada
- If you are employed in Canada, although you are without a work permit.
- If you are studying in Canada without a valid study permit
- If you are doing any kind of volunteering
- If you are upgraded your language skills
- If you are invested in Canada in the form of property and savings.
- If you have social ties with Canada within your community.
Who has the best chance of a successful H and C Application?
The best chance under H and C applications is for people that have lived in Canada first legally, then they have become illegal due to the expiratory nature of their visa. During these years, they have established themselves in Canada, and they do not intend to go back due to problems faced in their home countries.
Is Hardship Suffered in Home Country a Valid Point for H and C Applications?
Yes, it is. Major numbers of applications are assessed on the basis of problems faced by a person if he or she is to return to his or her native country. It is important to note that economic and/or social hardship and suffering in the native country make the case strong for Humanitarian and Compassionate applications, but these are not essential for H and C applications.