Emergency visa to Canada for Ukrainians extended

Canada will continue to welcome Ukrainians displaced by war through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), which was set to expire March 31, 2023. 

Canada’s Immigration Minister announced that the program will be extended as follows:

  • Ukrainians and their family members will have until July 15, 2023, to apply overseas for a CUAET visa free of charge;
  • Anyone holding a CUAET visa will have until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada under the special measures; and
  • CUAET holders who are already here in Canada will have until March 31, 2024, to extend or adjust their temporary status through these measures, free of charge.

How it works

This visa pathway is open to any Ukrainian national. Applicants apply online for a visitor visa and have the option to apply for an open work permit which will allow them to work for any employer in Canada. CUAET applicants have the following fees waived: Visa application fee, biometric collection fee, and work permit application fee, among others. The visa allows you to travel in and out of Canada and will be processed on a priority basis. Canada will aim to process complete applications in 14 days. 

How TalentLift can support you

TalentLift invites Ukrainians interested in pursuing work and relocation to Canada to register with us. If a job opportunity matches your skills, TalentLift will contact you to collect further information or to develop your CV and support your interview with an employer. If you receive a job offer, and are displaced by the war, our team will work with you and your family at no cost to apply for this visa and to pursue employment in parallel. We will prepare a transition plan to permanent residence to ensure you have a secure future in Canada. 

We will support you and your family each step of the way to relocate and begin to rebuild.

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