March 17, 2022
Canada condemns in the strongest possible terms Russia’s egregious attack on
Ukraine. These additional unprovoked actions are another clear and further violation of
Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence. They are also in violation
of Russia’s obligations under international law and the Charter of the United Nations.
Canada has already taken a series of measures, in close coordination with our allies
and international partners, to respond to Russia’s reckless and dangerous acts, and
following last night’s attack on Ukraine, Canada will take additional action to stop
Russia’s unwarranted aggression.
In support of those affected by the Russian invasion on Ukraine, we’ve created the
Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) to help Ukrainians and
their family members come to Canada as quickly as possible and to provide them with
the ability to work and study while in Canada.
The CUAET also gives those who are already in Canada the option to extend their
visitor status, work permit or study permit so that they can continue to live and work or
study in Canada temporarily.
The CUAET gives you a visitor visa to come to Canada temporarily, until it is safe to
return to Ukraine. The visitor visa
is valid for 10 years or until your passport expires
allows you to travel in and out of Canada, as long as your visa is valid
will be processed on a priority basis
gives you the option to apply for a fee-exempt work permit at the same time
When you arrive at the border in Canada, you’ll be given status as either a
worker, if you applied for the open work permit
student, if you’re under 18 and want to study in Canada
You can stay in Canada for up to 3 years at a time or until your passport expires. When
your status in Canada is about to expire, you need to apply to extend your stay.
You can apply if you have
a valid Ukrainian passport or
another national identity document
If you don’t have a valid passport or another identity document, you can still apply. An
officer will need to determine if you meet the requirements of a temporary resident
You can enter Canada if you’re not fully vaccinated, but you must use ArriveCAN before
March 17, 2022