Refugee Humanitarian and Compassionate are two different streams. Refugees are forced to flee their country and are not able to return back. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with private sponsors, identifies refugees for resettlement. A person cannot apply directly to Canada for resettlement. After they are identified, it takes time to process the cases.
Grounds of Persecution
Humanitarian and Compassionate
Humanitarian and compassionate grounds apply to people with exceptional cases. Canada assess these applications on a case-by-case basis. The key factors include: