CUAET Measures for Ukrainians

IRCC Extends CUAET Measures for Ukrainians Amid Processing Delays

As the conflict in Ukraine persists, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has taken steps to support Ukrainians facing processing delays. The extension of certain Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) measures aims to alleviate challenges for affected applicants. Let’s delve into the details of this extension and its implications for Ukrainian nationals.

Extending Assistance for Processing Delays

IRCC has extended CUAET measures until July 31, 2024, for overseas applicants who encountered delays and received approval after February 4, 2024. This extension provides relief for individuals facing uncertainties due to processing delays, allowing them to apply for inland study and open work permits at no cost.

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Continued Support for Settlement

Settlement services will remain accessible until March 31, 2025, ensuring Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependents can integrate into Canadian communities effectively. While financial assistance and emergency accommodations will cease after March 31, 2024, ongoing settlement services aim to facilitate a smooth transition for newcomers.

Arrival and Permit Eligibility

Those approved for work permits under the CUAET program before February 4, 2024, may still enter Canada and receive their permits upon arrival. However, applicants approved for a CUAET visa before the same date won’t be eligible to apply for work or study permits in Canada after March 31, 2024.

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Permanent Residence Pathway

A permanent residence pathway is available for qualifying Ukrainian nationals with family ties in Canada. This pathway aims to reunite families and provide opportunities for Ukrainians to establish their lives in Canada. Detailed information on eligibility and application procedures can be found online.

Accessibility of Regular Immigration Pathways

Regular immigration pathways, such as the Canadian Experience Class, remain open for Ukrainians seeking permanent settlement in Canada. These pathways provide additional avenues for Ukrainians to pursue their aspirations of building a life in Canada.

Impact and Statistics

Since the inception of CUAET, over 286,700 Ukrainians have arrived in Canada as of March 23, 2024. This influx underscores the importance of continued support and flexible measures to accommodate the needs of Ukrainians affected by the ongoing conflict. The extension of CUAET measures reflects Canada’s commitment to supporting Ukrainians impacted by processing delays.

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By providing avenues for temporary residence, settlement support, and permanent residence pathways, Canada aims to alleviate challenges and provide opportunities for Ukrainians seeking refuge and a new beginning. As the situation evolves, IRCC’s efforts to adapt and assist remain crucial in ensuring the well-being and integration of Ukrainian nationals in Canada.

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