Canada will introduce additional support measures for Ukrainian nationals with family members located in Canada
The government of Canada will introduce a new pathway for Ukrainian nationals and their family members seeking permanent residence status beginning October 23, 2023. Eligible applicants include Ukrainian spouses, common-law partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, and children or grandchildren of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
Ukrainian nationals located outside of the country will need to apply for Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada under temporary special measures.
Following the end of overseas applications under CUAET on July 15, 2023, Ukrainians and their family members can still apply for a temporary resident visa to come to Canada under pre-existing immigration measures.
Once in Canada, temporary residents will be eligible to apply for an extended stay of up to three years through study permits and open work permits, all of which will be prioritized. They will also have access to settlement services, such as language training and employment services.
What are the Changes?
The Canadian government will introduce additional support measures for Ukrainian nationals with family members located in Canada. According to the government announcement, these measures will help Ukrainian citizens in Canada.
The government of Canada is expected to release further information in October 2023. Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and news.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada