Below is curated information and resources to support organizations and individuals who wish to help Ukrainian citizens arriving in Saskatchewan.
Message to all Service Providing Organizations | Message à tous les fournisseurs de services
IRCC has amended the Settlement Program’s Terms and Conditions to temporarily extend eligibility to Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependents for all federally-funded settlement services. This temporary measure is effective immediately until March 31st, 2023.
How to get your visa after you’re approved – Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travels
As part of the special Ukraine measures, the decision letter Ukrainians receive may qualify them for a foil-less visa. A foil-less visa means an individual doesn’t need to get a physical visa placed in the passport in order to travel to Canada. Family members who are not Ukrainian nationals do not qualify for a foil-less visa.
New partnership to help Ukrainians come to Canada
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the Ukraine2Canada Travel Fund, which has been launched in partnership with Miles4Migrants, The Shapiro Foundation and Air Canada and will build on our support for Ukrainians wishing to travel to Canada. Canadians who would like to donate their Aeroplan points can do so through the Air Canada and Miles4Migrants websites.
Immigration measures for people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine
To support those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Government of Canada put measures in place to help Canadian citizens and permanent residents return home and to help Ukrainians come to and stay in Canada. This provides links to Provincial information and other information for arriving Ukrainians. Learn more.
Ukraine immigration measures: Key figures
The Government of Canada webpage provides updates on the number of applications received by Ukrainian citizens, the number of approved applications, as well as the number of Ukrainian citizens who have arrived to Canada.
For urgent help, or questions about an application submitted:
- telephone: +1 613-321-4243 (collect calls accepted)
- web form (describe your situation and add the keyword UKRAINE2022 to the “Tell us about your situation” box)
For individuals in Ukraine who need consular assistance, contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre:
- Telephone: +1 613-996-8885
- Email: email@example.com
- SMS: +1 613-686-3658
- WhatsApp: 613-909-8881
Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel
In support of those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Government of Canada created the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) to help Ukrainians and their family members come to Canada as quickly as possible and to provide them with the ability to work and study while in Canada. The CUAET also gives those who are already in Canada the option to extend their visitor status, work permit or study permit so that they can continue to live and work or study in Canada temporarily.
Prime Minister co-convenes the Stand Up for Ukraine pledging event
The Prime Minister announced $100 million in humanitarian support to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and neighbouring countries, helping to provide added emergency health services, including trauma care, protection, and necessities such as shelter, water, and food. The Prime Minister also announced a series of measures to make it easier for Ukrainians fleeing Putin’s illegal war to come to Canada including:
- Targeted charter flights to Canada for Ukrainians;
- Short-term income support to ensure basic needs are met; and
- Temporary hotel accommodation for up to two weeks.
Canada expands settlement support for Ukrainians coming to Canada
The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that Canada is offering temporary federal support to help Ukrainians settle in their new communities. Settlement Program services, which are typically only available to permanent residents, will soon be extended until March 31, 2023, for temporary residents in Canada eligible under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET).
Canada launches new temporary residence pathway to welcome those fleeing the war in Ukraine
The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today 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.
How can you help during a disaster abroad
The Government of Canada provided a list of actions on how Canadians can support communities affected by emergencies abroad.
Canada’s investigation into allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Ukraine
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have opened a national investigation of allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the conflict in Ukraine. Ukrainian arrivals who have witnessed or experienced war crimes while in Ukraine can report to the RCMP. This information could contribute to future criminal cases against those responsible for such acts.
Service Canada Resources:
- Welcome to Canada One-Pager: EN | UKR | RU
- Welcome to Canada Checklist: EN | UKR | RU
- Social Insurance Number (SIN) Information for Newcomers: EN | UKR | RU
- Protecting your Social Insurance Number: EN | UKR | RU
- How to Access Services Information Sheet: EN | UKR | RU
- The Canada Child Benefit: EN | UKR | RU
- The Social Insurance Number Online Application Guide – in English Only
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to welcoming an unlimited number of individuals and families who are fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. There are many supports and services available to welcome and help settle newcomers to the province. Learn more via https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/saskatchewan-supports-ukraine
Frequently asked questions
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Yes, details on how to do so will be coming from IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) Settlement Network in the very near future.
Yes, they will have full access to LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) assessment and language classes in addition to other IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) settlement programming except the resettlement assistance program.
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