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Humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) applications and refugee claims: how are they different?

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What are humanitarian and compassionate reasons?

An H&C applicant can give any reasons that they believe will support their application.

Anything that makes others feel compassion and want to help can be the basis for a successful H&C application. For example, the hardship an applicant will face if they have to return to their home country is often a reason that is used.

And if there is a child who would be directly affected if the applicant had to return to their home country, this is an important factor. IRCC must consider what is in the child's best interests.