Financial assistance for Ukrainians in Canada

Ukrainians in Canada can now apply to receive financial assistance

Ukrainians arriving in Canada can now apply to receive financial assistance. The Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser, and the Minister of Families, Karina Gould, announced this benefit today, June 2nd. According to the announcement, the benefit will consist of a one-time payment of $3,000 per adult and $1,500 per child. These funds will help Ukrainian nationals and their family members meet their basic needs as they arrive and find a job in Canada.

“Our commitment to Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s illegal war doesn’t stop once they’ve arrived in Canada. We will continue to help those seeking refuge live and thrive in communities across the country. This one-time financial assistance will be crucial in addressing the immediate challenges faced by Ukrainians…” The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration.

Who can receive financial support?

Ukrainians who are in Canada with a valid work permit, study permit, temporary resident permit or visitor record under CUAET are eligible to receive this one-time payment. They all can apply through the Government of Canada’s online portal, which opened today. Moreover, payments are expected to be issued through direct deposit within 5 business days of the application being submitted.

In order to obtain the payment, applicants must have a:

In addition, the name associated with the account must match the name written on the adult’s temporary resident status document. Also, those arriving should obtain a Canadian social insurance number (SIN) as soon as possible in order to be able to work.

Other federal support

The Government of Canada provided 3 charter flights from Poland, the third of which will arrive in Halifax later today. In addition, Canada is offering temporary federal support to Ukrainians arriving under the accelerated temporary residence pathway. This temporary federal support includes:

  • language training
  • information about and orientation to life in Canada (e.g. enrolling children in school)
  • information and services to help access the labour market
  • activities that promote connections with communities
  • assessments of other needs Ukrainians may have and referrals to appropriate agencies
  • also, services targeted to the needs of women, seniors, youth and LGBTQ2+ persons, and
  • other settlement supports available through the Settlement Program

Usually, these Settlement Program services are only available to permanent residents. However, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, extended these services until March 31, 2023, for temporary residents in Canada eligible under the CUAET. You can read more about it in the following article:

Important:

Visitor visa applicants under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) measures. You may not need to give biometrics if, on the day you apply for your visitor visa under CUAET, you’re

  • 17 years old or younger
  • 61 years old or older
  • someone who was previously approved for a Canadian visitor visa within the past 10 years

For more information please visit: https://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/biometrics.asp

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