Sponsor Family From Ukraine to Canada
As the crisis in Ukraine rages on, millions of people have had to flee from their homes and cities. Some escape to a bordering country while others will now have the chance to come to Canada.
During times of humanitarian crisis, Canada has always stepped up to welcome those affected. This situation is no different and can be considered even closer to heart as Canada is the home to the 3rd largest Ukrainian diaspora in the world, with a total of 1.4 million people of Ukrainian heritage.
The government of Canada will be introducing a few new pathways to allow for an “unlimited” migration of Ukrainians into the country.
Within 2 weeks, the Canada-Ukrainian authorization for Emergency Travel will open up for any Ukrainian desiring to come to Canada on a temporary basis initially for up to 2 years. All applicants will be able to apply for open work permits which allows employment with any employer in Canada.
The details of an expedited family sponsorship program will also be released in the coming days. As of now, if your spouse/partner or children are Ukrainian nationals, you can submit an application under the normal Family Class sponsorship program, with expedited processing.
Moreso, unvaccinated Ukrainians already holding temporary resident visa/permit or an approved permanent residence application will be allowed into the country.
Any Ukrainian nationals in Canada will be able to easily extend their temporary visitor, study or work status and even transition into a work permit for those that don’t have one already.
For any Canadians in Ukraine at present, the government will prioritize their passport applications and provide travel documents for the immediate family members of a Canadian PR or citizen.
As soon as more details are announced about the various program changes listed above, we will bring it to your attention.
As of now, if you require assistance for emergency travel documents for Canadians in Ukraine and their immediate family members please contact us.