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March 23, 2022

Canada's special immigration measures for Ukrainians now accepting applications

On March 17, the Canadian government launched the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET). This new pathway, introduced on March 3, will allow Ukrainian nationals and their family members to apply through a simplified and expedited process, and thereafter to stay and work or study in Canada for up to three years. Applicants will be able to concurrently apply for an Open Work Permit with their Temporary Resident Visa application, both of which are also exempt from government filing fees (including biometrics collection fees). When approved, they can travel to Canada where they will also be issued an open work permit upon arrival. 

A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.


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