On March 22, 2022, the Government of Canada announced an extension of the CUAET program past the March 31, 2022, deadline.

  1. You can apply for a CUAET visa (including obtaining a work permit) outside of Canada until July 15, 2023.
  2. You can arrive with issued visas (if they are valid at the time of entry) until March 31, 2024.
  3. It will be possible to apply for an extension or change of status within the framework of the CUAET program from Canada, until March 31, 2024.
  4. Settlement services in Canada such English language courses, job search services, children’s programs and other services, are available to CUAET visa holders until March 31, 2025.
  5. Accommodation for 2 weeks in a hotel (if there is available space in specific cities of arrival) and one-time federal financial assistance have also been extended.  The final dates until which these benefits will be available will be determined by the government at a later date.

Each province and territory is working with a designated institution that will do the necessary checks and match housing offers with requests from Ukrainian displaced persons. Information is being updated continually as the situation evolves.


Please check the following links for more information:


British Columbia: UWBC United for Ukraine Housing Intake Form (office.com) 


Alberta: Ukraine Housing Survey (surveymonkey.com)


Saskatchewan: Offers of Independent Living Accommodations for Displaced Ukrainians (google.com)


Manitoba: To support initial shelter needs and connection to settlement services, Manitoba has established a central reception centre for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Manitoba. For inquiries about services for Ukrainians in Manitoba visit Manitoba4Ukraine or dial 2-1-1. If you are outside of Manitoba, located in another province or outside of Canada, call 1-855-275-1197.


Ontario: Housing Assistance for Newcomers to Ontario / Assistance pour l’hébergement des nouveaux arrivants en Ontario (google.com)




Formulaire d’offre citoyenne d’hébergement à Montréal pour les ressortissant.es ukrainiens- 2022 / Form for Montrealers offering housing to incoming Ukrainians – 2022 (google.com)


Offre citoyenne d’hébergement en région pour les personnes migrantes ukrainiennes (Page 1 of 7) (office.com)


Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia HOST intake form (google.com)


Housing Form – NS Supports – YMCA of Greater Halifax Dartmouth (ymcahfx.ca) 


New Brunswick: Volunteers, Hosts and Donations – New Brunswick Multicultural Council : New Brunswick Multicultural Council (nbmc-cmnb.ca)


PEI: Crisis Response Signup Form – Immigrant and Refugee Services Association PEI (irsapei.ca) 

We are working with both the federal and provincial governments to ensure that displaced Ukrainian citizens receive the assistance they need. 




Ukrainian measures: Prepare to travel to and settle in Canada – Canada.ca 


You can find more specific access to these measures on provincial websites, which are being run by various settlement organizations: 


British Columbia 


Welcoming Ukraine – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) 


United for Ukraine | bc211 


Ukrainian Migration Resources – AMSSA 




Support for Ukrainians | Alberta.ca 


Ukrainian Canadian Social Services – Assistance to New Immigrants | 211 Alberta, Information on social, community, health and government services in Alberta 




Resources for Displaced Ukrainians | Saskatchewan Supports Ukraine | Government of Saskatchewan 


Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan Provincial Council (ucc.sk.ca) 


Immigration and Settlement Services – 211 Saskatchewan 




Manitoba For Ukraine (manitoba4ukraine.ca) 


List of Resources: Support for the Ukrainian-Canadian community – MANSO (mansomanitoba.ca) 




Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society (CUIAS)


Coming to Ontario from Ukraine | ontario.ca 


Dopomoha | Help Ukraine Toronto


Information Newcomers Can Trust | Settlement.Org


Ukraine Update – JIAS Toronto – Jewish Immigrant Aid Services 




Welcoming Ukrainians to Québec | Gouvernement du Québec (quebec.ca) 


New Brunswick: 


Immigration and Settlement in New Brunswick, Canada (welcomenb.ca) 


Nova Scotia: 


– Settle Here (novascotiaimmigration.com) 




Always a Warm Welcome! Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada – Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (gov.nl.ca) 


Home – Association for New Canadians NL (ancnl.ca) 




Welcome – Immigrant and Refugee Services Association PEI (irsapei.ca) 


Islanders offering support to Ukrainian refugees – Immigrant and Refugee Services Association PEI (irsapei.ca) 




Contact the Ukrainian family support desk | Government of Yukon 




Government of Nunavut | 


Northwest Territories: 


welcome_to_the_nwt_for_web.pdf (immigratenwt.ca) 


Ukrainians arriving in Canada under the CUAET program are eligible to receive a one-time non-taxable benefit of $3000 per adult and $1500 per child. Parents and guardians can submit one application for themselves, a spouse and dependants. Payments are made through direct deposit; therefore, potential applicants will require a bank account with a Canadian financial institution, which must bear the same name as the name of the adult’s temporary resident status document (work permit, study permit, temporary resident permit or visitor record).


Please click here for more information and to apply: Ukraine immigration measures: Financial assistance – Canada.ca


Provinces and territories may offer emergency and/or temporary income support depending on your region.

To volunteer in Canada: 


Please visit the following sites according to the province/territory where you reside. Some provinces are still working on providing resource sites and we will share them as soon as they are available.


British Columbia: 


United for Ukraine | bc211 


iVolunteer Powered by United Way British Columbia 




I Want To Help – Ukrainians In Alberta






Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan Provincial Council (ucc.sk.ca) 




Manitoba For Ukraine (manitoba4ukraine.ca) 


Homepage – MANSO (mansomanitoba.ca)




Ontario Newcomer Donations Portal




Participate in the effort of solidarity with Ukrainians| Government of Quebec


Nova Scotia:


YMCA of Greater Halifax / Dartmouth – Building Your Spirit, Mind and Body (ymcahfx.ca)


Newfoundland and Labrador:


Always a Warm Welcome! Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada – Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism (gov.nl.ca)




Islanders offering support to Ukrainian refugees – Immigrant and Refugee Services Association PEI (irsapei.ca) 



To volunteer abroad: 

Overseas organizations have asked that only those who are trained or with experience (medical practitioners or those with experience doing humanitarian work), travel to war zones or adjacent countries. 


We also suggest contacting the Ukrainian Embassy or Consulate if one is located in your city (Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton): 


Homepage | Embassy of Ukraine to Canada (mfa.gov.ua) 

The Government of Canada has partnered with CISSA-ACSEI and the national network of settlement organizations to provide direct and critical support to those in need.


Get Involved – Ukraine Safe Haven


You can also contact your local UCC branch to check with them directly what do they accept and which items are needed. 


UCC Near You – The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) official website 

There is no specific sponsorship program, so if you have someone you personally know and want to sponsor, you can proceed on your own. The Ukrainian family or person can apply for a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) document: Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel – Canada.ca and you can make travel and housing arrangements privately.  

There are many websites like Indeed Job board where you can find information on employment.

Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine)
The Government of Canada is providing funding for graduate students and researchers to continue their research in Canada. Recipients must have already received funding from a Canadian research agency.

Find more information here: https://ukrainesafehaven.ca/get-involved/employment-opportunities/

In your pursuit of employment opportunities, it is crucial to be vigilant and protect yourself from potential scams. While most employers and job postings are legitimate, there are unscrupulous individuals and organizations who prey on unsuspecting applicants.

Verify the legitimacy of the company: Before applying for any job, conduct thorough research on the company. Check their website, search for online reviews, and ensure their contact information is valid. Be wary if the company lacks a professional online presence or if their contact details seem suspicious.

Be cautious of upfront payments: Legitimate employers should not require you to make any payment for job applications, interviews, or training. Beware of any requests for upfront fees, as they could be a sign of a scam. Reputable companies typically cover these costs themselves.

Exercise caution with personal information: Be cautious when sharing sensitive personal information, such as your Social Security number, bank account details, or copies of identification documents. Genuine employers will only ask for essential information when you have progressed further in the hiring process.

Watch out for unrealistic promises: If a job posting or communication makes promises that sound too good to be true, exercise caution. Beware of job offers that guarantee high salaries with minimal effort or quick promotions without relevant experience. Genuine opportunities require effort, qualifications, and experience.

Trust your instincts: If something feels off or if you sense red flags during the application process, trust your gut instinct. Pay attention to poor communication, unprofessional emails or phone calls, or inconsistent information. If it doesn’t feel right, it’s better to err on the side of caution.

Research the job offer thoroughly: Look out for signs of potential scams, such as vague job descriptions, excessive grammatical errors, or poorly written emails. Scammers often use generic job titles and descriptions to attract a broader audience.

Avoid unsolicited job offers: Be wary of unsolicited emails or messages offering you a job you didn’t apply for. Scammers may try to lure you with enticing offers or claims that you are a perfect fit for a position you never pursued. Exercise caution and validate the legitimacy of such offers before proceeding.

Don’t fall for financial schemes: Be cautious of job offers that involve money transfers, check cashing, or reshipping packages. These can be part of fraudulent activities where you unwittingly become involved in illegal operations.