Government of Canada Extends Emergency Travel Authorization for Ukrainian Nationals

On March 22, 2023, the Government of Canada announced the extension of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET). This extension means:

  • Ukrainians and their family members will have until July 15, 2023, to apply overseas for a CUAET visa free of charge;
  • Anyone holding a CUAET visa will have until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada under the special measures; and
  • CUAET holders who are already here in Canada will have until March 31, 2024, to extend or adjust their temporary status through these measures, free of charge.

After arriving in Canada, Ukrainian refugees and their families will have access to settlement services to help them integrate into Canadian communities fully. Additionally, they will continue to receive one-time transitional financial support and emergency accommodations for up to two weeks if necessary.

These measures are part of Canada's ongoing commitment to supporting Ukraine's security and resilience while holding Russia accountable for its atrocities and crimes. The government is closely monitoring the evolving needs of Ukrainian refugees and is prepared to adapt its response accordingly.

An extended copy of this announcement can be found here: Canada extends support for those fleeing Russia’s illegal and unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine -

To learn more about CUAET application, please visit: Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel measures -