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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

The government of Canada offers settlement support for Ukrainians coming to Canada


The government of Canada offers settlement support for Ukrainians coming to Canada

The government of Canada expanded support for Ukrainian nationals to help them settle in their new communities on March 30, 2022.


Settlement Program services, which are usually available only to permanent residents have been extended until March 31, 2023. They are now eligible for Ukrainians coming to Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET).


These services will be delivered through more than 550 agencies across Canada and provide Ukrainian nationals with key services such as:

  • language training

  • information about life in Canada

  • student enrollment

  • access to the labour market and

  • other settlement supports

With support from the government of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross will provide arrival services at the Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver international airports as of early April 2022. It includes providing translation services and information in their language of choice to help Ukrainians access government and community services.


An individual who poses a low risk for the IRCC can be exempted from providing biometrics on a case-by-case basis at the decision maker's discretion. The majority of Ukrainian nationals are required to submit biometrics before arriving in Canada. Biometrics are used by IRCC to manage identity and to ensure the integrity of Canada's visa programs.


Biometric data is a essential component of the security screening process to protect Canadians and Ukrainians upon arrival in Canada. By easing biometrics requirements, Ukrainian nationals will arrive in Canada as quickly and safely as possible.






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