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1. Official information

Governmental information, addresses and contact information

➔ Immigration measures for people affected by the situation in Ukraine (#187)

Information about new measures put in place by the Canadian Government to help people affected by the ongoing situation in Ukraine. Urgently processing new and replacement passports and travel documents for citizens and permanent residents of Canada in Ukraine, so they can return to Canada at any time -> This includes immediate family members who will come with them. Prioritizing applications from people who currently live in Ukraine for ->permanent residence ->proof of citizenship ->temporary residence ->citizenship grant for adoption Granting exemptions for unvaccinated and partially vaccinated Ukrainian nationals to enter Canada Adding new ways to make sure people who contact us get answers as fast as possible Extending a temporary public policy that lets some visitors in Canada, including Ukrainians, apply for a work permit from within Canada ->This means people who get a job offer can stay in Canada and start working while their work permit application is processed.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 8, 2022, 4:31 a.m.

➔ Immigration Support for Those Affected by the Situation in Ukraine (#179)

In addition to prioritizing applications, IRCC is launching a package of new immigration measures, including the following: Establishing a dedicated service channel for Ukraine enquiries that will be available for clients both in Canada and abroad at 613-321-4243, with collect calls accepted. In addition, clients can now add the keyword “Ukraine2022” to the IRCC Web form with their enquiry and their email will be prioritized. Implementing urgent processing of travel documents, including issuing single-journey travel documents for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who do not have valid passports. Updating a Web page to provide current information on measures; this page will include content in Ukrainian for ease of reference. Ensuring that Ukrainians currently in Canada are able to extend their stay or stay longer in Canada by prioritizing the renewal of work and study permits, and extending a policy that allows individuals to apply for a work permit from within Canada. This policy would allow temporary residents who receive a job offer to remain in Canada and start working while they wait for their work permit application to be processed.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 7, 2022, 3:58 a.m.

➔ Canada launches new temporary residence pathway to welcome those fleeing the war in Ukraine (#225)

With the CUAET, Ukrainians and their immediate family members of any nationality may stay in Canada as temporary residents for up to 3 years. Applicants who are overseas need to apply online for a Canadian visitor visa and provide their biometrics (fingerprints and a photo). Applicants are encouraged to apply for a 3-year open work permit at the same time as their visa application. This permit will allow them to work in Canada. Under this special program, many of the regular requirements associated with a normal visitor visa or work permit have been waived. Elementary and high school students can register for and start attending school as soon as they arrive in Canada, and anyone looking to study at the post-secondary level can apply for a study permit once on Canadian soil. Applicants who do not have a valid passport may still apply, and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will issue a single journey travel document on a case-by-case basis, where appropriate. Ukrainian workers, students and visitors and their family members who are already in Canada also benefit from these measures. They may either apply to extend their visitor status or work permit for 3 years, apply for a new work or study permit, or extend their existing permit. IRCC will waive all extension and work or study permit application fees. To ease the burden on applicants, IRCC is waiving all application fees for these programs

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 18, 2022, 2:40 a.m.

➔ Canada’s response to the crisis in Ukraine (#174)

New immigration measures are in place to help people affected by the situation in Ukraine.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 7, 2022, 3:12 a.m.

➔ Canada to welcome those fleeing the war in Ukraine (#177)

Quick facts Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) established a dedicated service channel for Ukraine immigration enquiries available for clients both in Canada and abroad. Clients can add the keyword “Ukraine2022” to the IRCC crisis web form with their enquiry and it will be prioritized. The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has issued a class-based national interest exemption to allow unvaccinated and partially vaccinated Ukrainian nationals who hold a temporary resident visa or permit to enter Canada. This also applies to people who are vaccinated with vaccines not currently recognized by Canada. These individuals will be subject to all other public health requirements to protect the health of Canadians. We have a responsibility to protect the safety and security of Canadians and the Ukrainians that are already here.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 7, 2022, 3:50 a.m.


2. Stay

➔ Stay in Canada as a visitor (#184)

Find out what document you need to travel, visit family and friends, do business, or transit through Canada.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 8, 2022, 3:49 a.m.


3. Asylum

How can I request asylum?

➔ Find an IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) application package or form (#180)

Application package or form for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada applications.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 7, 2022, 4:18 a.m.

➔ Refugees and asylum Canada (#181)

Apply for refugee status from within Canada, find out how to come to Canada as a refugee, sponsor a refugee or find refugee services in Canada.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 7, 2022, 4:27 a.m.


4. Other support

Where else can I find support?

➔ Contact The Canadian Government about the situation in Ukraine (#186)

The Canadian Government has created a phone line and a web form to prioritize questions from: People affected by the situation in Ukraine and -People contacting us on behalf of someone who is affected Contact us by phone: +1-613-321-4243 Monday to Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. (ET) Available both inside and outside Canada. The Canadian Government accepts charges for collect calls or calls with reverse charges. Wait times may be longer due to call volumes.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 8, 2022, 3:56 a.m.


5. Work

Can I work?

➔ Work in Canada (#185)

Apply to work in Canada, extend a work permit or hire a foreign worker.

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Source Government of Canada Updated at March 8, 2022, 3:50 a.m.