If you or your family members are in a situation of danger or hardship, which are insurmountable and are linked with extreme emotional distress and often losses, if you stay or return to your home country, you may be eligible to apply for your immigration under the Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds based immigration program, if you would otherwise be unqualified to get it.
There is nothing to confirm or deny from the fact that Canada is the hotspot for immigration for migrants. PR is nothing but a person who can reside in that country even without citizenship. He/she can also do a job or a business there within the territories of Canada. If any employer in Canada hires, you then you need not have a work permit visa. Businessman or investors will only have to follow some rules and regulations of the country. There are separate rules to abide by for skilled professionals and businessmen investors.
Applicants should reside in Canada while applying for Compassionate and Humanitarian Grounds. There are completely different rules considered for such cases and also it differs from case to case.