New Routes Canada

Immigration Practitioner

Humanitarian and Compassionate


If you have been issued a removal order, you may also be eligible to apply to stay in Canada on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds, unless certain restrictions apply to you. Risk factors such as finances, persecution, risk to life or cruel and unusual treatment are not considered.




If successful, this avenue will grant you PR in Canada.


H&C grounds are only successful in cases where your argument for staying in Canada is compelling enough based on all the relevant factors:


You have strong ties to Canada


In the best interest of the child


You are financially stable or have financial assistance through family


You are integrated into Canadian society


You have family members living in Canada


You speak English and/or French


You are furthering your education in Canada


If you return to your home country, you would suffer hardship (not financial nor persecution)


You have no way to reintegrate your home country should you return


Your inability to leave Canada has led to your establishment in Canada


You have very unique and exceptional circumstances for wanting to remain in Canada.