Ukrainian measures: Prepare to travel to and settle in Canada

Find out how to prepare for your journey to Canada, what you can expect when you arrive and what you should do during your first 2 weeks.

We’ve made our settlement services available to all Ukrainian temporary residents and their dependants in Canada until March 31, 2023.

Information for Ukrainians coming to Canada

Flight information for Ukrainians

Learn how you and your family can get travel support to fly to Canada, including federal charter flights.

Prepare for your trip to Canada

Learn about the documents that you should take with you on your trip, what you can bring with you across the border, and get resources on housing in Canada.

What to do when you arrive in Canada

Learn what you should do first after you arrive in Canada, including information on finding free newcomer services, getting a social insurance number (SIN), bank accounts, health care and education for your children.

Canadian Red Cross

Meet the Canadian Red Cross at the airport

To welcome and support newcomers from Ukraine, the Canadian Red Cross will be at select Canadian airports, including

  • Toronto
  • Edmonton
  • Vancouver

This support will include

  • translation services
  • information on government and community services (in the language of your choice)

Get support from your province or territory

If you’re coming to Canada as a temporary resident, you may be eligible for some government services. This depends on the province or territory you live in.

Provinces and territories with information for Ukrainian newcomers
Provinces and territories with general services for all newcomers

Phone numbers for emergencies and other services in Canada

  • Dial 911
    • For emergency services (police, ambulance and fire)
  • Dial 211
  • 1-800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232)
    • For information on Government of Canada programs and services

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