Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) temporary work permits

People who would not normally be eligible to become permanent residents of Canada may be able to apply on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. It is provided only under exceptional cases.

A temporary work permit can be granted to foreign nationals who have made an application to immigration to Canada on humanitarian and compassionate grounds who are awaiting approval of their application for permanent residence status. 

The dashboard provides information on the temporary work permits granted to those who have applied to remain in Canada under Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds who application has been accepted and are awaiting a decision. H&C work permits issue by gender, age, citizenship and province are included in the graphs, charts and map.

Humanitarian and Compassionate