Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC
More than 140,000 applications were received in Canada under CUAET
The government of Canada updated the number of Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) on April 14, 2022.
According to the latest update, between January 1 and April 10, 2022, 4,347 Ukrainians arrived in Canada by land, and an additional 12,250 arrived by air. Between March 17 and April 12, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) received 140,877 applications under the CUAET.
The applications of 46,417 Ukrainian nationals have been approved so far. To help Ukrainians and their families who have been affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we've created the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). This will enable them to work and study in Canada as quickly as possible.
CUAET also allows those already in Canada to extend their visitor status, work permit, or study permit so they can continue to live and work or study temporarily in the country. A temporary residence program allows those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to seek temporary refuge in Canada until it is safe to return to their country of origin.
However, temporary residents may be able to apply for permanent residency through various programs if they decide to stay in Canada at the end of their temporary stay.