January 27, 2021. OTTAWA, ON. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) welcomes the establishment of the Canada-Ukraine Mobility Working Group, which will improve opportunities for Ukrainians to travel to Canada after COVID-19 restrictions are removed. The establishment of the Working Group was announced today by the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
The Working Group, a partnership of the Governments of Canada and Ukraine, will let the two countries “share best practices on migration management, increase recruitment, promote Canada’s economic immigration programs and further strengthen co-operation on migration-related matters.”
Minister Mendicino stated, “I thank the Ukrainian Canadian Congress for their longstanding leadership and advocacy on this important issue and the vibrant Ukrainian-Canadian community in Canada for engagement and support that has made this new partnership possible.”
The UCC will host a virtual community information session with Minister Mendicino in the near future.
The UCC has been working on mobility issues between Canada and Ukraine for many years, and has this issue listed as on of our national policy priorities LINK, including as part of our work through the Canada Ukraine Stakeholder Advisory Council, the UCC has been engaged in discussions with the Government of Canada and Government of Ukraine
The news release from the Government of Canada is available here:
Canada launches a mobility working group with Ukraine to expand collaboration on migration between Canada and Ukraine
Among the UCC’s six key policy priorities is immigration and travel policy. The UCC’s policy briefing is available here: Welcoming Newcomers to Canada