Immigration measures for people affected by the situation in Ukraine

We put new measures in place to help people affected by the ongoing situation in Ukraine. We’re

  • urgently processing new and replacement passports and travel documents for citizens and permanent residents of Canada in Ukraine, so they can return to Canada at any time
    • This includes immediate family members who will come with them.
  • prioritizing applications from people who currently live in Ukraine for
    • permanent residence
    • proof of citizenship
    • temporary residence
    • citizenship grant for adoption
  • adding new ways to make sure people who contact us get answers as fast as possible
  • extending a temporary public policy that lets some visitors in Canada, including Ukrainians, apply for a work permit from within Canada
    • This means people who get a job offer can stay in Canada and start working while their work permit application is processed.

You can now enter Canada if you’re an unvaccinated Ukrainian national with a

  • temporary resident visa (visitor visa)
  • temporary resident permit or
  • written notice your application for permanent residence in Canada was approved

This also applies if the vaccine you had isn’t currently recognized by Canada (WHO-approved).

When you arrive in Canada, you’ll still need to meet all other public health requirements, such as quarantine and testing (including a COVID test before boarding your flight).

We’ll add more information to this page as the situation changes.

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