Ukraine Crisis

Canada has launched new major immigration measures to help Ukrainians to come to Canada.

By March 3, 2022-Ottawa- Canada provides eternal support and assistance for Ukrainian to restore peace on their territory. As Ukrainian immigrants have assisted in developing this country in many fields, now it’s time to support all Ukrainian people in their ordeal. Therefore, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is presenting new immigration programs and ways for Ukrainian civilians who want to live temporarily or permanently in Canada with peace and safety.


By March 18th, 2022, Canada announced the launch of the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). The (CUAET) is a special, accelerated temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians seeking safe haven in Canada while the war in their home country continues.



Ukrainians and their immediate family members of any nationality may stay in Canada as temporary residents for up to 3 years.

Applicants who are overseas need to apply for a Canadian visitor visa and provide their biometrics (fingerprints and a photo).

Biometrics can be given at any visa application center (VAC) outside of Ukraine. VACs are open in Moldova, Romania, Austria, and Poland, and there is an extensive VAC network across Europe.

Applicants can apply for a 3-year open work permit at the same time as their visa application. This permit will allow them to work in Canada.

Elementary and high school students can register for and start attending school as soon as they arrive in Canada, and anyone looking to study at the post-secondary level can apply for a study permit once on Canadian soil.

Applicants who do not have a valid passport may still apply, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will issue a single journey travel document on a case-by-case basis, where appropriate.

Ukrainians and their family members are exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements. However, they must still meet all other public health requirements for travel, such as quarantine and testing. With limited exceptions, all travellers to Canada, including anyone arriving under the CUAET.

For standard cases, the CUAET will facilitate the rapid processing of electronic visa applications within 14 days of receipt of a complete application.

The CUAET is a temporary residence pathway and is not a refugee stream.

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