New authorization for emergency travel for Ukrainians seeking to migrate to Canada

Eligibility for the CUAET

Ukrainian nationals and their family members are eligible to apply for the CUAET. Family members can be of any nationality and are defined as:

  • The spouse or common law partner of a Ukrainian national;
  • Their dependent child;
  • The dependent child of their spouse or common-law partner; or
  • A dependent child of their dependent child (grandchildren).
  • a marriage certificate or proof of common-law status (documents showing a shared address)
  • shared ownership of residential property
  • joint leases or rental agreements
  • bills for shared utility accounts, such as:
  • internet
  • electricity
  • telephone
  • joint utility accounts
  • driver’s licenses
  • insurance policies
  • tax documents
  • a birth certificate for dependent children and grandchildren.
  • is fee exempt;
  • is valid for ten years or until their passport expires;
  • allows travel in and out of Canada if the visa is valid; and
  • gives applicants the option to apply for an open work permit at the same time.
  • visitor;
  • worker, if they applied for the open work permit; or
  • student, if they’re under 18 and want to study in Canada.
  • visitor for up to three more years or until their passport expires;
  • worker for up to three more years or until their passport expires; or
  • a student for the duration of their studies.

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted online through this link.

Additional Program Details

These temporary residence programs are intended to help those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to seek temporary safe harbour in Canada, until it is safe to return to Ukraine. This program does not grant permanent residence in Canada, and it is not a refugee immigration stream.

Get Further Assistance with the CUAET or other Canadian Immigration Programs

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