Canada providing charter flights to facilitate the arrival of Ukrainian refugees

Three charter flights are being provided for Ukrainians to travel from Poland to three different Canadian provinces.

Over the next few weeks, Ukrainians who have been approved under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) and their family members will have access to chartered flights to Canada.

Those who have obtained their visa to come to Canada under the CUAET will receive an email from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) with details on how to register for the flights.

The following flights out of Poland will be available to approved CUAET holders on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • May 23 to Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • May 29 to Montreal, Quebec
  • June 2 to Halifax, Nova Scotia

Upon arrival in Canada, those who do not yet have accommodation will also be provided with temporary housing for up to two weeks.

The Government of Canada is also providing temporary settlement assistance until March 31, 2023, to help Ukrainians arriving through CUAET settle in their new communities. This support includes language training, information, and services to help them access the labour market, including mentoring, networking, counseling, skills development, and training.