Immigration and Citizenship Canada has important information for immigrants who are in an abusive relationship.
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You don’t have to stay in an abusive relationship to keep your status in Canada.
The person who’s abusing you might tell you that
- you’ll be deported or
- lose your children if you leave.
This is not true. A spouse with children can file an application called Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds (H&C). In some cases, spouses without children can also apply for H&C consideration. H&C consideration is a special kind of application that allows immigration officers to exempt spouses (applicants) from certain rules and regulations.