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New Pathways to Permanent Residency in Canada for Ukrainians

Greetings, dear readers! In our ongoing commitment at Ansari Immigration to provide you with the latest updates and comprehensive insights into Canada's immigration landscape, we're excited to discuss a new development that holds immense promise for the Ukrainian community living in Canada.

On Saturday, the Canadian government announced the introduction of a new pathway, starting this October, which would enable Ukrainians living in Canada to apply for permanent residency. The news has been welcomed with much enthusiasm, not only by Ukrainian citizens but also by us here at Ansari Immigration, where we strive to help individuals and families realize their Canadian dreams.

Details for Permanent Residency for Ukrainians

Effective from October 23, 2023, this pathway will be open to Ukrainians in Canada with temporary resident status and who have at least one family member living in the country. The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has indicated that more information will be available as we approach the program launch in October.

This is an excellent opportunity for Ukrainian spouses, common-law partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children or grandchildren of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. In addition to these groups, Ukrainians holding a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) visa will have until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada under the temporary special measures offered by the Canadian government.

Opportunities Beyond the CUAET

The Canadian government has stopped accepting new applications for the CUAET as of July 15, but that shouldn't deter aspiring immigrants. Ukrainians and their families can still apply for a temporary resident visa (TRV) to come to Canada. Once they are in Canada on a TRV, Ukrainians and their families will be able to extend their stays for up to three years through study permits and open work permits, which IRCC will prioritize. They will also have access to settlement services, including language training and employment supports.

Ansari Immigration: Your Trusted Partner

At Ansari Immigration, we celebrate the richness and diversity that immigrants bring to Canada. We're excited about these changes and stand ready to guide you through the complexities of immigration rules and processes.

Our team of expert immigration consultants can assist you in understanding the nitty-gritty of these new rules and how they can be leveraged for your benefit. In addition, you can read more about other relevant topics such as student visas and study permits, healthcare, workers' immigration to Canada, and in-land sponsorships on our blog.

Canada Welcomes You

Canada has always been a welcoming nation, and this new policy is proof of that commitment. The nation has a long history of providing support to Ukrainian families, with Canada hosting the largest diaspora of Ukrainians outside of Ukraine and Russia, with over 1.4 million people of Ukrainian descent living here.

With the introduction of these new pathways, Canada continues to extend unwavering support and a lifeline to families separated by the conflict in Ukraine. The announcement signifies hope and a chance for Ukrainians to rebuild their lives in their new communities in Canada.


At Ansari Immigration, we stand with all individuals and families who dream of a new life in Canada. We are here to assist you in navigating these new opportunities and to provide comprehensive immigration solutions tailored to your unique circumstances.

We encourage you to reach out to us, and explore our other blog posts for more insight into the evolving landscape of Canadian immigration. Let Ansari Immigration be your partner on this exciting journey to calling Canada your home.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Let's take that step together.

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