Ukraine immigration measures: Extend your stay or restore your status in Canada

If you’re a Ukrainian national or a family member of a Ukrainian national and you have valid status as a visitor in Canada or you hold a study or work permit, you can extend your stay in Canada for up to 3 years. Your application will be prioritized, and you’ll be exempt from paying some of the fees for your application.

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Extend your stay as a visitor

If you’re a Ukrainian national or a family member of a Ukrainian national currently in Canada with valid temporary resident status, you can apply to extend your stay.

  1. You need to apply online for a visitor record
    • You must apply for the visitor record before your current status expires.
    • You will be exempt from paying the $100 processing fee for a visitor record.
      • When you complete the online application, answer Yes to the fee exemption question.
      • You’re not exempt from paying the restoration fee, if you need to restore your status.
  2. You need to tell us that you are a priority applicant
    • In the IMM 5708 form, under Details of visit to Canada, enter both of the following:
      • Select “Other” as the purpose of visit (box 1).
      • Write “Ukraine 2022” in the Other field.

Learn about how to apply for a visitor record to extend your stay.

Extend your stay as a worker

If you already have a work permit

If you’re a Ukrainian national or a family member of a Ukrainian national in Canada and you have a work permit that’s expiring soon, you should apply to extend it to maintain your status as a worker in Canada.

If you currently have an employer-specific work permit, you can only work for the employer on your employer-specific work permit until your open work permit is approved.

You are exempt from paying the work permit processing fee (CAN$155), but you must prove that you’re eligible when you apply. To do this, fill out the work permit application form as follows:

Learn more about extending your work permit.

If you don’t have a work permit

If you’re a Ukrainian national or a family member of a Ukrainian national in Canada, you can extend your stay as a worker if one of the following applies:

When you apply for the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) in Canada, you’re exempt from paying the

However, if you’ve lost your status, you need to

Find out how to extend your stay as a worker in Canada.

Extend your stay as a student

If you’re a Ukrainian national or a family member of a Ukrainian national in Canada, you can extend your stay as a student in Canada if one of the following applies:

When you apply for the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel in Canada, you’re exempt from paying the

However, if you’ve lost your status, you need to

To prove that you qualify for priority processing and the fee exemption, select the following options in the tuition payment section of your application:

Find out how to extend your stay in Canada as an international student.

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