Important Factors to Consider
Immigration officers consider all factors in your application before making their decision. Following are three factors they mainly focus on:
The immigration officer considers the hardship you will face if you’re forced to leave Canada. They determine all good reasons to grant the applicant permanent residence in Canada.
Some examples of hardship are:
• Returning to an abusive relationship
• Family violence
• Violence risk in the home country
• Chance of living in poverty
• No access to medical care
• Potential harassment in the home country
• Impact of family and close ones in Canada
Hardship will not be enough to warrant relief on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.
Establishment in Canada
Proving your strong connections in Canada will increase the chances of success of your application. For example:
• The length of your stay in Canada
• Volunteering in Canada
• Your family and friends in Canada
• Education obtained in Canada
• Membership with religious communities
• Employment in Canada
• Taking English learning classes
• Going to school in higher classes
Best Interests of a Child
The office considers the best interests of any child that can be affected if you leave Canada. This can be emotional, physical, and health safety, social, and cultural wellbeing. The child can be your child, grandchildren or any children you have a close relationship with.
If your application is refused within the last 12 months, you can’t apply for permanent residency under H&C grounds, except in the circumstances involving your children or medical conditions posing a risk to life.
What if You are Inadmissible?
Some common reasons for inadmissibility include criminality, misrepresentation, financial reasons, and health grounds. If you or your family members are inadmissible to Canada, you must resolve the inadmissibility before applying for permanent residence. For instance, if you are inadmissible because of a criminal conviction, you can apply for rehabilitation or a record suspension.
Why Seek Professional Immigration Help
The process of applying for H&C is not straightforward, and being approved for a permanent residency on H&C grounds is not easy.
Submitting a strong and persuasive application package is essential for a successful outcome. Working with an immigration firm that specializes in H&C cases can increase the chances of your application approval.
An experienced and knowledgeable immigration officer will make your application stand out and handle your H&C case with increased chances of success.