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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

The Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser met with Ukrainian Community


The Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser met with Ukrainian Community

The Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser met with members of the Ukrainian community on a webinar organized by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) during the Russian invasion in Ukraine.


According to the minister, IRCC pulled out 2000 applications from the general queue for priority processing. The process faster those Citizenship, Permanent Residence and Temporary Residence applications, IRCC has allocated additional staff.


IRCC will also assist Canadian Ukrainians with travel documents. The Immigration Department also announced that Study and Work Permit holders will be able to extend them. Ukrainian Visitors will be able to apply for a work permit before the decision on LMIA has been rendered.


Canadian authorities will continue to conduct security screenings and biometric checks for applications from Ukrainian nationals despite the current situation.



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