Most Ukrainians coming to Canada are expected to arrive through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel program as temporary residents. Under this new federal program, Ukrainians and their family members will be allowed to stay in Canada as temporary residents for up to three years. Ukrainians will be allowed to apply for a three-year open work permit.  The Family Re-Unification immigration stream is another pathway for Ukrainians with family in Canada to arrive as permanent residents. Learn more about these pathways – Canada.ca.

The Government of Canada provides information on the number of applications received by Ukrainian citizens, the number of approved applications, as well as the number of Ukrainian citizens who have arrived to Canada. Learn more about Ukraine Immigration Measures – Canada.ca.

Settlement Services

Displaced Ukrainians arriving in Canada are eligible for federally funded Settlement Services.  Please see the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s official announcement. (Government of Canada – News release March 30, 2022—Ottawa).

Settlement services include:

  • Needs Assessments for the whole family
  • Information and referral services
  • English Language learning
  • Settlement Employment services
  • Settlement Worker in Schools (SWIS) services
  • Community Connections activities

To set up a service appointment with an Impact North Shore staff, please contact us at 604-988-2931 or office@impactnortshore.ca. Learn more about our services at ImpactNorthShore.ca .

Informational Websites and 1-800 numbers:

The Government of BC has launched a dedicate portal Welcoming Ukraine – Gov.bc.ca that provides information to Ukrainians arriving in BC and for British Columbians who want to show support by volunteering or donating their time.  The website is available in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

A provincial phone line has been established that offers information and interpretation services in Ukrainian and Russian. British Columbians wanting to find out more about volunteering opportunities can also call this number 1-800-663-7867 available every day from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT

News releases from the Government of BC (includes Ukrainian and Russian translations):

B.C. continues building support network to welcome Ukrainians | BC Gov News

B.C. phone line prepared to support displaced Ukrainians | BC Gov News

 

Jobs for Ukraine – The Government of Canada has set up a Job Bank for displaced Ukrainians arriving to Canada. There are resources for employers who want to support Ukrainian nationals in Canada, for Ukrainian job seekers looking for a job in Canada and Community groups who would like to offer their support. Jobs for Ukraine – JobBank.gc.ca.

 

Resources for teachers – The BC Teacher’s Federation has curated a list of resources to help teachers have conversations with students about the invasion in Ukraine. The list also includes resources for navigating conversations about war. Learn more about Resources to help navigate students through the war in Ukraine – BCTF.ca.

 

Ukrainian Community in Metro Vancouver & North Shore Fact Sheet – view PDF