The purpose of this blog post is to provide an overview of the changes to Humanitarian & Compassionate Applications (“H&C“) resulting from the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act which are now in effect.  In brief, there are now several restrictions on when H&C applications can be made. Permanent Residence Applications Only Perhaps most importantly, section 25 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act now states: Subject to subsection (1.2), the Minister must, on request of a foreign national in Canada who applies for permanent resident status and who is inadmissible or does not […]

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