On March 17, 2022, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. IRCC introduced the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET).
There were two policies in play – The Temporary Public Policy to Exempt Ukrainian Nationals from Various Immigration Requirements in Support of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel that expired on March 31, 2023 and the Temporary Public Policy to Renew the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel from April 1, 2023 that expires on July 15, 2023.
In continuation of Canada’s support and commitment to Ukraine nationals this public policy has now been extended to make sure the thousands of Ukraine nationals that have not yet travelled to Canada still have that chance to gain entry. This extension has been granted until March 31, 2024. This is when the initiative will end.
Additionally, the measures have also been put in place to ensure families that are already in Canada with their family members also have access to Canadian open work permits and Canadian study permits until March 31, 2024. This will give them freedom to remain for an extended period.
Ukrainian nationals who have still yet to obtain important documentation like passports and travel documents even though they may have already been approved for Canadian permanent residency will be allowed to travel to Canada with the issuance of the permanent resident visa counterfoil on a Single Journey Travel Document.