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Canada Announces New Measures in Support of Ukraine Citizens Near and Far

The world continues to stand in support of Ukraine, and this is truer than ever when it comes to Canadians and Canada as a whole. As such, in an attempt to extend additional measures of support to all those impacted by the current Ukraine Crisis, Canada has recently launched new measures intended to

In a news announcement on February 24, 2022, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced that the new Policy, aimed to help Ukraine citizens, will assist persons directly affected by the Ukraine crisis through:

  • Urgent processing of travel documents for Ukraine/Canadians, Ukraine Permanent Residents, as well as their immediate family.

  • Prioritizing the processing of citizenship grants for adoptions involving Ukraine Citizens, and Permanent and Temporary Residence applications from Ukraine citizens; and

  • Prioritizing the renewal of work and study permits applications from Ukrainians currently in Canada

Expanding on these special measures, on March 3, the Minister of IRCC announced additional measures that will be implemented in addition to those noted by the Prime Minister during his February 24th announcement, including the creation of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel Policy (CUAET).

As noted by the Minister of IRCC, through CUAET, Canada hopes to “help Ukrainians and their family members come to Canada as quickly as possible” while also providing them “the ability to work and study while in Canada”, thereby, guaranteeing the smoothest transition as possible during these difficult times.

Through these newly implemented provisions, Ukrainians already in Canada are also able to benefit, through options such as extending visitor statuses, work permits or study permits; thereby allowing those already in Canada to continue living their lives in Canada temporarily while the current crisis resolves itself.

For more information on these new provisions, or how they may impact your situation directly, please click here CUAET.

This update has been compiled with the latest available information for the general information of Border Law clients and other interested parties. This Update is not comprehensive and should not be relied upon without appropriate legal advice.

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