Applications for an ARC must demonstrate that the individual poses a minimal risk to the Canadian society.
Factors to consider when assessing an ARC application include:
* The severity of the violation that led to the removal.
* The applicant's immigration history of cooperation with Immigration authorities, such as the existence of warrants, failure to appear at a hearing, payment of removal costs, voluntary removal, and so forth.
* The reasons for the applicant's request to return to Canada, such as: exceptional circumstances, family ties, a bona fide marriage, job qualifications, or economic contribution, the best interest of children directly implicated in the application, financial ability of the applicant, attendance at a funeral of a family member, and the intended length of stay in Canada.