Ukrainians in Alberta

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Alberta welcomes Ukrainians seeking refuge

Supporting Resettlement of Ukrainians Seeking Refuge in Alberta

Canada has a strong and long-standing tradition of welcoming and resettling people displaced due to conflict, violence, human rights violations, persecution, and natural disasters.

On February 24, 2022, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine forcing millions of people to flee their country. As a response to this conflict, Canada made a commitment to welcome an unlimited number of people who seek safety and protection.

Here you will find information and resources to support the resettlement of Ukrainians seeking refuge in Alberta.

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For more information about the ways you can support Displaced Ukrainians, please visit the “Get Involved” section.

Yes, you are welcome to make an item donation. If you want to make an item donation, you can contact local service provider organizations around you to see if they accept item donations.

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There is no administrative fee incurred from making a financial donation to support Ukrainians seeking refuge in Alberta and 100% of your donation will be used to meet the immediate needs of Displaced Ukrainians.
You can access here the latest statistics on Ukrainian arrivals by land/air, number of applications submitted, and approvals granted.

The Government of Canada does not currently consider the Ukrainians entering Canada as a refugee resettlement humanitarian movement and as such, private sponsorship is not be available.

In support of those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada created the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) to help Ukrainians and their family members come to Canada as quickly as possible and to provide them with the ability to work and study while in Canada.

The unprecedented Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUEAT) measure, a special measure introduced by the Government of Canada specifically for Ukrainian citizens and their family members, currently has no limits on application numbers. CUEAT offers a fast-tracked response to the war and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. 

While it can take up to 4 months for a refugee to arrive to Canada after their sponsorship has been approved (see: link), the CUEAT measure allows Ukrainians who need a safe haven come to Canada much faster and obtain an extended temporary status.

When Ukrainians apply for CUEAT, they can also apply for a Work Permit to get the opportunity to work in Canada. Applications for both the CUEAT and Work Permit are free of charge. See more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2022/03/canada-ukraine-authorization-for-emergency-travel.html

Find Help in Alberta

Many organizations across Alberta are opening their arms to help Ukrainians seek refuge and provide them with the necessary services and resources to help ease their resettlement journey.

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