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Making a humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) application

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Establishment in Canada

Being established or settled in Canada increases an applicant's chances of success.

To show that she is established, a woman's application could refer to such things as:

  • how long she has lived in Canada
  • why she has been living in Canada
  • her work history in Canada
  • her level of education
  • her skills and training
  • volunteer work done in Canada
  • her ability to speak English or French
  • any children born in Canada
  • family members here who are willing and able to help her
  • any assets or savings she has in Canada

A woman who got social assistance should explain why she needed it.