This is a new pathway of Canadian permanent residence for Ukrainians with valid temporary status in Canada.
Canada is introducing a new pathway to grant permanent residence to Ukrainian nationals who have sought refuge in the country and wish to stay with their families.
Starting from October 23, 2023, eligible Ukrainians in Canada with temporary resident status and having family members in the country can apply for permanent residence. The new pathway to permanent residence does not necessitate any financial commitment, and families can apply until October 22, 2024. As the program's launch approaches, more comprehensive details on the application process will be provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Who is eligible for the new pathway?
To be eligible, Ukrainian nationals must be present in Canada with temporary resident status and have at least one family member residing in Canada. Family members, including Ukrainian spouses, common-law partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children, and grandchildren of Canadian citizens or permanent residents, can qualify for this life-changing opportunity.
Canada Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET)
Since March 2022, the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) has offered a temporary safe haven to over 166,000 Ukrainians. Canada is offering CUAET financial support to Ukrainian families who are in Canada under CUAET. This one-time, non-taxable benefit is designed to help them meet their basic needs as they settle in Canada. Those holding a CUAET visa will have until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada under the temporary special measures.
After July 15, 2023, Ukrainians and their family members can still apply for a regular temporary resident visa outside CUAET program.
How It Works
- 1Create An Account
Do an eligibility check, or pick a visa, or just sign up directly to create an account. Then you can see all the documents needed, questions you must answer, and fee payments for our services and to the government. If you have any questions, it is easy to contact our sales team or to schedule a call.
- 2Eligibility Confirmation Before Payment
First you will answer a few questions to ensure you are eligible for the visa. Only if you are eligible will the payment unlock. Making payment assigns an immigration lawyer or regulated consultant to your application. We are transparent in our process and pricing, and clearly list all the fees and processing times for your visa. Read our Transparency Pledge. We use Stripe for credit or debit card payment processing, which is secure and encrypted.
- 3Complete Your Application Online
You can complete as many of the application tasks you wish before payment. Take your time. Some visas require a lot of information, which requires answering questionnaires and uploading of documents. Our system ensures everything necessary is gathered depending on your situation - preventing errors and omissions - and saving you time.
- 4Visa Preparation and Submission
Once all the tasks are completed, our experts will review your answers and start preparing your application so that the best case is best presented. Government fees are also due once the application is completed and we can correctly calculate the government fees due. After a final review by you, and by our experts, your application will be submitted! You will have peace of mind that only comes with an accurate application.
- 5Approval and Renewals
We notify you when your visa is approved! If there are any questions or rejections from the government, we will answer them and resubmit without any further fees from us. We securely store your immigration documents for 7 years and provide alerts well before any expiry dates. Renewing or taking the next step toward citizenship is easy when all your immigration history is in one place.
Some documents you will need to provide, and some documents we may prepare for you.
- Digital Photo of Visa Applicant
- Financial Documents
- Passport Biographic Page
- Proof of Medical Exam
- Spouse and Children's Passport
- Spouse and Children's Photo
- Spouse's Medical Exam
- Spouse's Police Certificate