mmigration, refugees and Citizenship Canada announced new immigration streams for Ukrainians who want to come to Canada temporarily or permanently as part of the Government of Canada’s response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

For Ukrainians who want to come to Canada temporarily, IRCC is creating a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel. There will be no limit to the number of Ukrainians who can apply. This is the fastest, safest, and most efficient way for Ukrainians to come to Canada and eliminates many of the normal visa requirements. IRCC will also quickly implement a special family reunification sponsorship pathway for permanent residence.

All Ukrainians who come to Canada as part of these measures will be eligible to apply for open work permits, making it easier for employers to quickly hire Ukrainian nationals. As previously announced, IRCC will issue open work permits to Ukrainian visitors, workers and students who are currently in Canada and cannot safely go home.

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