Canada to Open New PR Pathway for Ukrainians this October

Canada to Open New PR Pathway for Ukrainians this October

The government of Canada has announced that Canada to open new PR pathway for Ukrainians. This will be implemented on 23 October, 2023. Those Ukrainians who are currently living in Canada as a temporary resident and have a family member who is a permanent resident/citizen of Canada will be eligible. And if these individuals are thinking about what is the step-by-step procedure to apply for Canada PR they don’t need to worry as more information will be available after the pathway’s launch. 

Canada to Open New PR Pathway for Ukrainians

The Canadian government has extended its support for the people of Ukraine. Ukrainians in Canada will be able to apply for permanent residence under a few conditions. The basic requirement is that the person should have at least temporary residence in Canada. Also, they need to have a family member in Canada who could be a permanent resident or a citizen of Canada. 

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Further, Ukrainian spouses, common-law partners, grandparents, children, grandchildrens, and siblings of a PR/citizen of Canada will also be eligible for this PR route. 

Canada’s Support for Ukraine 

Previously, Canada introduced the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) for those looking to travel to Canada. Ukrainians under CUAET can only travel to Canada until 31 March, 2024. And though the government is no longer accepting new applications, Ukrainians will still be able to become permanent residents in Canada using the new PR pathway. The government stopped taking in new applications on 15 July, 2023. 

After coming to Canada as a temporary resident, Ukrainians can then stay in Canada for around 3 years. To last 3 years, temporary residents can apply for study permits or open work permits. And once they are in Canada, they will be able to take help from settlement services. Settlement services are offered to newcomers to Canada in a way to help them adjust to the new environment. An immigrant can access language training and even search for a job and accommodation using these services. 

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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