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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Canada has accepted the second charter flight for Ukrainian nationals


Canada has accepted the second charter flight for Ukrainian nationals

The government of Canada announced the arrival of the second charter flight carrying Ukrainian nationals on May 29, 2022.


306 Ukrainians and their families arrived in Montreal and were welcomed by Melanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Quebec, and Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).


On May 23, 2022, the first charter flight brought 328 Ukrainians to Winnipeg, Manitoba. The third charter is scheduled for June 2, 2022, to arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The charters were open to Ukrainian nationals and their family members who had been accepted through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program.


Temporary housing will be provided for passengers who arrive on the three charter flights. Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees announced details about financial assistance to help Ukrainian nationals and their families adjust to life in Canada.


The online applications available for this one-time financial support was on June 2, 2022. Applicants for this financial support can submit one application for themselves, their spouses, and dependants.


Therefore, all payments will be made through direct deposit, so applicants must maintain a bank account at a Canadian financial institution under the same name as the temporary resident status document (work permit, study permit, temporary resident permit or visitor record).


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