Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel

  • The CUAET is for Ukrainians and their family members who want to come to Canada temporarily due to the crisis resulting from President Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and then return home when it is safe to do so. It is not a refugee immigration stream.
  • Unlike applications for resettlement as a refugee and streams for permanent residence, there is no cap on the number of visa, work and study applications that we will accept under the CUAET.
  • Ukrainians and their family members working and studying in Canada will be able to gain valuable Canadian work or education experience to help set them up for future success should they eventually choose to seek permanent residency through IRCC’s immigration programs and streams.
  • IRCC has increased operational readiness in Europe in anticipation of an increased volume of requests. This includes relocating staff and moving additional supplies and equipment, such as mobile biometric collection kits. We are also adjusting operations in offices across our global network to ensure service continuity for Ukraine. Online options are available for most applications.
  • IRCC can issue a single journey travel document and a temporary resident permit overseas to permit travel for those without a passport or those who hold an expired one. This is done on a case-by-case basis, under exceptional circumstances and depending on the situation of the applicant. IRCC also has discretionary authority to assist in-Canada applicants with missing documents.
  • Recognizing that some immediate and extended family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents may want start a new life in Canada, IRCC is developing a special family reunification sponsorship pathway for permanent residence. The details of this program will be available in the coming weeks.
  • Employers wishing to support Ukrainians through offers of employment can register available jobs using Job Bank’s Jobs for Ukraine webpage. Job Bank is a free, bilingual website that provides employers with access to thousands of potential employees and offers a free and secure space for job postings.
  • IRCC will continue to engage with provinces, territories and other partners as to how they can contribute and support the effort, including settlement services. More information will be available in the coming days and weeks.

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