Every year, individuals fearing persecution, violence, or oppression in their home countries look to Canada as a place of refuge. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms speaks of every person’s right to life, liberty, and security of the person. With this principle in mind, Canada welcomes refugees and persons in need of protection.
A refugee is a person with a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country due to one or more of the following:
- Membership in a particular social group
- Political opinion
Canada also offers protection to persons in need of protection because they face a risk to their life or a risk of torture, cruel and unusual treatment or punishment in their country of origin.
Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications
Individuals who do not meet the definition of refugee or person in need of protection may apply for permanent residence in Canada on humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) grounds. This option is available to those who face “unusual, undeserved or disproportionate hardship” in their home country.
Sherritt Greene – Calgary Immigration Lawyers
At Sherritt Greene, we understand that the application process is complex and at times overwhelming. For over 15 years, we have used our in-depth knowledge of the law to give sound, compassionate guidance to people who need it most. We know how much is at stake. We will work tirelessly to give you the opportunity to live a secure and peaceful life. Whether you reside in Canada or elsewhere, we can help. Call Sherritt Greene today at (403) 237-0202 for a consultation regarding your case.