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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Yukon has launched the Ukrainian Family Support Desk


Yukon launched the Ukrainian Family Support Desk on March 7, 2022 to provide help for Yukoners who have families and relatives in Ukraine.


The Desk will provide support for Ukrainian Yukoners to find pathways and resources to bring their families to the province. The Department of Economic Development staff who possess extensive knowledge of immigration and temporary resident pathways will:

  • provide information on federal programs to assist with immigration and family reunification

  • connect employers that want to offer employment to Ukrainians arriving in the province and

  • guide Ukrainians looking for employment opportunities in the territory

During a humanitarian crisis such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is essential for the global community to unite to support Ukrainians with all available resources. The Yukon's Ukrainian community, the federal government, and Yukoners are working together to create pathways for the Ukrainians to work and live in Yukon.


The Yukon government will continue to monitor the situation and explore every opportunity to help Ukrainians in need of sanctuary. Refugee status in Canada is determined by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Canadian government.


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