Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced that Ukrainians arriving in Canada can now apply to receive transitional financial assistance.
That’s according to an Ukrinform correspondent in Canada.
“Our commitment to Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s illegal war doesn’t stop once they’ve arrived in Canada. We will continue to help those seeking refuge live and thrive in communities across the country. This one-time financial assistance will be crucial in addressing the immediate challenges faced by Ukrainians who have left so much behind to find a safe haven in Canada,” said Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.
The benefit will consist of a direct, one-time payment of $3,000 per adult and $1,500 per child (17 years and under).
Ukrainians and their family members who are in Canada with a valid work permit, study permit, temporary resident permit or visitor record under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) will all be eligible to receive this one-time payment. Applicants must also have a bank account with a Canadian financial institution.
As reported earlier, in mid-March, Canada opened a temporary migration program for Ukrainian asylum-seekers, allowing them to live and work in the country for three years. They are also eligible to apply for housing free of charge for the first two weeks of their stay, financial assistance, and help in finding a job.