The province of Ontario launched support for Ukrainians
The government of Ontario launched a suite of supports for Ukrainian families arriving under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) on April 6, 2022.
Ukrainian nationals will have access to Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage and drug benefits and will be provided emergency housing through settlement service agencies and Ukrainian community organizations. The government will ensure that Ukrainian children have access to elementary and secondary school.
For newcomers who might need counselling services, the province invested $449,000 in Canadian-Ukrainian community organizations. Ukrainians who have been admitted to Canada on an emergency basis for humanitarian reasons and are studying at Ontario's publicly funded colleges and universities will be eligible for a new $1.9 million Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship.
For basic living allowances, tuition, transportation, and other critical needs, Ukrainian newcomers will be able to receive the support of up to $28,000 through our province’s Second Career Program.
The measures will ensure that newly arrived Ukrainians have access to good paying jobs and economic opportunities, while building on the effort to attract, support, and protect newcomers. On top of that, hundreds of Ontario businesses have offered employment and assistance to Ukrainian arrivals.
Currently, the province is delivering thousands of medical supplies and equipment to Ukraine, including defibrillators, syringes, and ICU supplies. The province is also working closely with their international partners to ensure these supplies can help Ukraine through this humanitarian crisis.