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.



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. For additional details on the program and application procedures, please visit the Government of Canada website.

The latest figures indicate that as of April 22, 2023, 1,008,241 have applied to immigrate to Canada, out of which 687,832 applications have been approved. Among the approved applicants, 150,879 Ukrainians have already settled in Canada. You can find the latest statistics at the Government of Canada website.

As of April 13 2023, Alberta Health registration numbers indicate that 31,000 Ukrainians have registered with Alberta Health across 194 communities. If you’re interested in learning more about the geographical distribution of Ukrainian newcomers, please visit our heat map.

Contact the Ukraine Help Line if you have questions about provincial supports and services available to Ukrainian newcomers:

  • Services are available in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
  • Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays).
  • Toll free: 1-888-701-1101  (in Alberta).

For an overview of available services, please visit the Support for Ukrainians webpage.

If you are a Ukrainian in need of housing, please email us at When writing the email, please indicate the city where you plan to arrive, the date of arrival, and the number of family members who require housing.

For a detailed overview of employment resources available to you in Alberta, please visit the employment resources page on the UCC website.

Ukrainian newcomers consistently rank housing, employment, and language as their topmost needs.

Please fill out this application if you are interested in hosting Ukrainian evacuees and we will get in touch with you soon.

If you have a place for rent and would like to offer it to Ukrainians, please send us an email at with the details of your offer.

Yes, you are welcome to make an item donation. If you want to make an item donation, you can donate here.

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.

If you are an employer and would like to hire Ukrainian newcomers, please submit your job opening online via the Job Board platform. The Job Board has resume matching technology that will help to match qualified applicants to your job description

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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