Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Assessment – The Best Interests of the Child It is worth highlighting that any decisions on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) applications would typically need to include assessments of the best interests of any child directly affected by the decision. In this context, the term “any child directly affected” refers to a
Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Assessment – The Hardship and the Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) Assessment As of December 10, 2015, there are no hardship tests for applicants based on the provisions specified in subsection 25 (1). However, when officers determine whether the case possesses sufficient grounds for justifying granting a humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) request,
The Minister’s Own Initiative On the Minister’s own initiative, the Minister might consider examining the circumstances of a foreign national who: Is inadmissible (for reasons other than those specified in sections 34, 35 or 37) or, Does not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) Based on the circumstances of the
The Request of the Foreign National According to the provisions specified in subsection (1.2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), the Minister would need to examine the circumstances concerning a foreign national based on a request from the foreign national. The foreign national would need to be an individual who: Is in Canada
The Program Objectives It is worth mentioning that discretion remains a valuable element of Canada’s immigration program. It benefits the clients who use this program. In addition, it is consistent with the objectives of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA). The authorities have provided officers with humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) discretion to enable them to demonstrate
Aug 29, 2016 – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada frequently publishes immigration policy manuals for its personnel to provide guidance in the exercise of their functions. Below we include annotated summaries of Canada immigration policy manuals. This section contains details on policy, procedures and guidance that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) staff typically use.