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March 29, 2023

Canada extends Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel program

On March 22, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the extension of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) and other related measures for Ukrainians and non-Ukrainian immediate family members impacted by the Russia-Ukraine war. Temporary residents who travel to or extend their stay in Canada through the CUAET measures may be eligible to apply for permanent residence, should they decide to remain in Canada at the end of their temporary stay. Eligible applicants who are outside of Canada will have until July 15 to apply for a fee-exempt visa under CUAET. Minister Fraser did not say whether the Government of Canada would extend the CUAET program if the war continues beyond July 15. He stated that the government would continue to monitor the situation.

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


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