Program delivery update: Ukraine special measures
This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.
March 22, 2022
On February 24, 2022, the Prime Minister announced special measures for persons directly affected by the situation in Ukraine, including:
- urgent processing of travel documents for Canadians, permanent residents, and their immediate family members
- prioritizing the processing of citizenship grants for adoptions, and permanent and temporary residence applications
- prioritizing the renewal of work and study permits applications from Ukrainians currently in Canada
These program delivery instructions (PDIs) provide operational instructions related to temporary measures to support those affected by the situation in Ukraine.
On March 3, the Minister of IRCC announced additional special measures that will be implemented to support Ukrainians. The Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) was created to help Ukrainians and their family members come to Canada as quickly as possible and to provide them with the ability to work and study while in Canada.
The CUAET also gives those who are already in Canada the option to extend their visitor status, work permit or study permit so that they can continue to live and work or study in Canada temporarily.
Find out about the CUAET.
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