Canada’s Response

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) put new measures in place to help Ukrainians who want to come to Canada temporarily or permanently. IRCC is:

  • 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

For the most up-to-date information on Canada’s response to the war in Ukraine, see Immigration measures for people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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Niagara Stands with Ukraine

“This weekend, I joined with hundreds of Niagara residents in a rally of support for the Ukrainian people. It was heartening to see these types of rallies occurring around the country, and indeed around the world. I believe it is important to show our support for Ukrainian people both here in Niagara, and abroad….”

Statement by Regional Chair Bradley on the public’s support for Ukraine – Niagara Region, Ontario

Niagara Resources and Other Supports

This brief toolkit provides some context about the current crisis in Ukraine and will assist providers in helping newcomers connect with the Ukrainian-Canadian community and understand the immigration options available to them.

Resources for working with Ukrainian newcomers to Canada