New services for displaced Ukrainians by Saskatchewan
The government of Saskatchewan introduced a number of services and supports to assist Ukrainian citizens and families of how to settle in the province.
Currently, the province prioritizes applications from Ukrainian citizens and accepts them under the International Skilled Worker categories of the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP). Saskatchewan also works closely with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) to provide them with the most urgent information, services, and support that they need.
In addition, the province also published guidelines for Ukrainian newcomers regarding the registration for a Health Card or school and childcare, obtaining a bank account or a driving license, or acquiring other services provided by the province.
IRCC is implementing a special pathway for the sponsorship of family reunification for permanent residence. Ukrainians who come to Canada as part of these measures will be eligible to apply for open work permits, which will make it easier for employers to hire them quickly.
Also, the Family Resource Centers and community organizations offer a variety of programs and services to support families with young children and promote their healthy development.