Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
Canada has launched a new partnership to help Ukrainians
The government of Canada announced a new partnership to support Ukrainian nationals wishing to travel to Canada on April 21, 2022.
Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), introduced a new Ukraine2Canada Travel Fund. The Fund will be launched in partnership with Miles4Migrants, The Shapiro Foundation, and Air Canada.
All Ukrainian nationals and their accompanying family members travelling to Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) can access the program. As of now, Canadians and Canadian companies can donate Aeroplan points or cash money to the Ukraine2Canada Travel Fund to support the initiative.
The IRCC recently announced that Canada provides settlement services to Ukrainian nationals arriving in Canada through the CUAET. Ukrainians arriving under this accelerated temporary residence pathway will be able to receive these supports, typically available only to permanent residents.
Miles4Migrants is a non-governmental organization that uses donated frequent flyer miles from airlines around the world, credit card points, and cash to help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster reunite with loved ones and find safe homes.