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H & C: Who may use this application?

You may use this application to apply for permanent residence from within Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds (H&C) if you:

are a foreign national currently living in Canada; and

need an exemption from one or more requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) or Regulations in order to apply for permanent residence within Canada; and

believe you would experience unusual and undeserved or disproportionate hardship if you are not granted the exemption you need; and

are not eligible to apply for permanent residence from within Canada in any of these classes:

o Spouse or Common-Law Partner,

o Live-in Caregiver,

o Protected Person and Convention Refugees,

o Temporary Resident Permit Holder.