CUAET measures extended for those affected by processing delays

by | Apr 4, 2024

As Russia continues its illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, Canada continues to adapt its response to support those who have found a temporary safe haven here.

The overseas application intake under the Canada–Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) closed on July 15, 2023. CUAET holders had until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada under these special measures.

IRCC is now extending some CUAET measures to people who applied overseas before the deadline and who experienced delays with the processing of their application and received a positive decision on or after February 4, 2024. These people will have until July 31, 2024, to arrive in Canada and apply for an inland study permit and an open work permit free of charge, once approved.

Settlement services also remain available to all Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependants in Canada until March 31, 2025, so they can be fully involved in Canadian communities while they are here. The one-time financial assistance and the emergency temporary accommodations supports will no longer be available to any CUAET holders arriving in Canada after March 31, 2024.

Ukrainians who applied and were approved for a work permit under the CUAET program before February 4, 2024, may still come to Canada and be issued their work permit on arrival while their permit is valid.

Ukrainians who applied and were approved for a CUAET visa before February 4, 2024, but did not apply for a work permit at the time of their application will still be able to come to Canada, but they will no longer be able to apply for a work or study permit while in Canada after March 31, 2024.

A permanent residence pathway to help keep families together and allow Ukrainian nationals to build their lives in Canada is also available to qualifying Ukrainian nationals. More information, including how to submit an application, is available online.

In addition, regular immigration pathways such as the Canadian experience class are available to Ukrainians looking to settle permanently in Canada.

As of March 23, 2024, more than 286,700 Ukrainians had arrived in Canada through CUAET.

More detailed information is available online.

Source:- Official Website of Canada Govt. Check it here

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