Ukrainians in Alberta

Alberta

Welcome

If you are a Ukrainian citizen or a family member of a Ukrainian national (can be any nationality) affected by the Russian invasion, and you are interested in relocating to Alberta, Canada, we are here to help!

CHARTER FLIGHTS

The Government of Canada is offering free charter flights for Ukrainian evacuees and their family members that cannot afford flights of their own.

To register for a Government of Canada charter flight, you must be a:

  • Ukrainian national with a valid visa under the CUAET measures, or
  • Family member of a CUAET visa holder and have a valid visa or electronic travel authorization (eTA)

You must also have all your travel documents and be ready to travel.

The CUAET is Canada’s commitment to supporting the people of Ukraine in this difficult time. Ukrainians and their family members can stay, study, and work in Canada under free and extended temporary status until it is safe to return home.

Under the CUAET, Ukrainians and their family members can apply for a free visitor visa and may be allowed to stay in Canada for 3 years.  Ukrainians can also apply for free for an open work permit with their visa application to help them find work as quickly as possible. 

You can apply for the CUAET if you are:

  1. A Ukrainian national
  2. Family members of Ukrainian nationals (any nationality)

Family members can include:

  • Any spouse or common-law partner of a Ukrainian national
  • Any dependent children
  • Any dependent children of spouses or common-law partner

Any dependent child of their dependent children

To complete the electronic visa application for the CUAET, please go here

For a step by step instruction in Ukrainian on how to complete your CUAET application, please visit the Ukrainian Canadian Council (UCC) website here

Some important information and requirements about your application:

  1. Your electronic vis application will be processed within 14 days of receipt of a complete application, for standard non-complex cases;
  2. You are exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements, but must meet all other public health requirements for travel;
  3. Under this application, you are exempt from completing an immigration medical exam (IME) overseas, but may be required to complete and pay for a medical diagnostic test within 90 days of your arrival to Canada;
  4. You and your family members will have most of the application and processing fees waived;
  5. Your application will be prioritized for processing by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC);
  6. You and your family members can apply for permanent residence if eligible.

Please note that currently, the Visa Application Centres in Ukraine are closed.  To finalize the Visitor Visa application, all applicants must either 1) submit a request for exemption of the biometric requirement submitted in the application by uploading a request letter, or 2) travel to a Visa Application Centre outside of Ukraine to complete the biometric requirements.

For more information on CUAET, click here

For any questions or to contact IRCC, click here

CANADIAN VISA OFFICES

If you have any questions, related to your application, please make sure to connect with the nearest Canadian Visa Office. For a list of Canadian Visa Offices, click here

CHOOSING WHERE TO SETTLE IN CANADA

COMING TO ALBERTA

If you decided to come and settle in Alberta, please learn about supports available for Ukrainians in our province:

FIND HELP IN ALBERTA

Many organizations across Alberta are ready to help you. Search below for the right services and resources in the city or town you are planning to relocate to.

Agency nameLocation of servicesServices offered in UkrainianServices offered in RussianType of services offered
Open-Ended ResponseLocation 1Open-Ended ResponseOpen-Ended ResponseEmployment support - Location 1 - Yes, in personEmployment support - Location 1 - Yes, remoteHousing support - Location 1 - Yes, in personHousing support - Location 1 - Yes, remoteLanguage - Location 1 - Yes, in personLanguage - Location 1 - Yes, remoteTranslation and interpretation - Location 1 - Yes, in personTranslation and interpretation - Location 1 - Yes, remoteChildcare - Location 1 - Yes, in personChildcare - Location 1 - Yes, remoteYouth services - Location 1 - Yes, in personYouth services - Location 1 - Yes, remoteSenior services - Location 1 - Yes, in personSenior services - Location 1 - Yes, remoteHealth/Mental health - Location 1 - Yes, in personHealth/Mental health - Location 1 - Yes, remoteDisabilities services - Location 1 - Yes, in personDisabilities services - Location 1 - Yes, remote
Boys and Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & AreaEdmontonThrough interpreterThrough interpreterX
Action for Healthy CommunitiesEdmontonYesYesXXXXXXXXXXxxXXXX
Cold LakeXXXXXXXXXXxxXXXX
BonnyvilleXXXXXXXXXXxxXXXX
Lac la BicheXXXXXXXXXXxxXXXX
CamroseXXXXXXxxXXXX
LeducXXXXXXxxXXXX
BeaumontXXXXXXxxXXXX
Edmonton Mennonite Centre for NewcomersEdmontonYesYesXXXXXXXXXXXxxXX
Bredin Centre for LearningEdmontonNoNoXXXX
Red Deer
Spruce Grove
Catholic Social ServicesEdmontonYesYesXXXXXXxxXXXX
Red DeerXXXXXXxxXXXX
Alberta Immigrant Women & Children CentreEdmontonNoNoXXXXXXXXxXX
YW CalgaryCalgaryNoNoXXXX
Care for NewcomersRed DeerThrough interpreterThrough interpreterXXXXXXXXXX
Centre for NewcomersCalgaryYesYesXXXXXXXXXXXXxxXX
Saamis Immigration Services Association Medicine Hat NoNoXXXXXXxx
Trellis Society for Community ImpactCalgaryNoNoXXXXXXxX
The Today CentreEdmontonNoNo
Keyano CollegeFort McMurrayNoNoXXXX
Lethbridge Family Services - Immigrant ServicesLethbridgeThrough interpreterThrough interpreterXXXXXXXxxxxXXXX
Indo-Canadian Women's AssociationEdmontonNoNox
Brooks Community Adult Learning CouncilBrooksNoNoXXX
Metro Continuing EducationEdmontonNoNoXXX
Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong LearningGrand PrairieNoNoXX
Medicine Hat College A.B.L.E.BrooksNoNoXX
Medicine Hat NoNo
Immigrant Services CalgaryCalgaryYesYesXXXXXXXXxx
Medicine Hat CollegeBrooksNoNoXX
Portail de l'Immigrant AssociationCalgaryNoYesXXXXxxXX
NorQuest CollegeEdmontonThrough interpreterThrough interpreterXXXXXXXXXXXXX
EmployAbilitiesEdmontonNoNoXXxxXXXX
Calgary Immigrant Women's AssociationCalgaryYesYesXXXXXXXXXXxxxxXXXX
One World...One CentreEdmontonYesYesXXXX
Cultural Connections Institute - The Learning Exchange (CCI-LEX)EdmontonNoNoXX
www.gatewayconnects.ca in partnership with 32 other agenciesCalgaryYesYesXXXXXXXXXXxxxxXXXX
Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth - www.gatewayconnects.ca CalgaryYesYesXXXXXxxXX
Changing Together..A Centre for Immigrant Women EdmontonNoNo
EISAEdmontonNoNo
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)CalgaryYesYesXXXXXXXXxxxxXXXX
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (BCIS)BrooksNoNoXXXx
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)ClaresholmNoNoXXXx
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)RockyviewNoNoXXXx
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (FCIS)Foothills NoNoXXXx
ASSIST Community Services CentreEdmontonNoYesXXXXXXXxxxx
Catholic Social ServicesLloydminsterThrough interpreterThrough interpreterXXXXXXxxxxXX
ECSD LINCEdmontonYesYesXXXXXX
Equilibrium SchoolCalgaryNoNoXX
Kneehill Adult Learning SocietyThree HillsYesYesXXXXXX
AcmeNoNoXXXXXX
Solomon CollegeEdmontonNoNoXX
Taber & District community Adult Learning Ass'n.Taber AlbertaNoNoXXXXXXxxx
VauxhallNoNoXXXXxx
WarnerNoNoXXXXXxx
Bow Valley CollegeCalgaryNoNoXXXXXXXX
Agape Language CentreCalgaryNoNoXX
Flexibility Learning SystemsLethbridgeNoNoXX
Maple Leaf AcademyCalgaryNoNoXXxx
WINSCalgaryNoNoXXXXxxxXX
Settlement Services in the Bow Valley - Town of BanffCanmoreThrough interpreterYesXXXXXXXXXXxxxxXX
BanffThrough interpreterXXXXXXXXXXxxxxXX
Lake LouiseThrough interpreterXXXXXXXXXXxxxxXX
KanasaskisThrough interpreterXXXXXXXXXXxxxxXX
Making Changes Employment Association of AlbertaCalgaryNoNoXxx
Talent PoolWestern Canada NoNoX
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