May 11, 2022—Ottawa, Ontario—Canada continues to stand with the people of Ukraine, including providing them with a temporary safe haven in Canada. We know that some Ukrainians and their family members may need help to travel, and we have been working to provide options for them to come to Canada.
Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced 3 federal charter flights to Canada for Ukrainians and their family members. The flights will be available to people approved through the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) program.
The following flights will be available to approved CUAET visa holders on a first come, first served basis from Poland:
- May 23 to Winnipeg, Manitoba
- May 29 to Montréal, Quebec
- June 2 to Halifax, Nova Scotia
In the coming days, Ukrainians who have received their visas to come to Canada through the CUAET will be contacted by email with information on how to register.
Once in Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada will provide temporary accommodations for up to 14 nights to people on these flights who do not already have suitable accommodations in place.
These flights build on the existing supports available for Ukrainians to help them come to Canada, including the Ukraine2Canada Travel Fund, a partnership with Miles4Migrants, Air Canada, and the Shapiro Foundation which will help provide at least 10,000 free flights for those fleeing Putin’s war.
The Government of Canada will continue to work closely with provinces and territories and settlement organizations across the country to implement these special measures and to provide supports to Ukrainians as they arrive in Canada.