IRCC approved nearly 600,000 applications under the CUAET
IRCC approved nearly 600,000 applications under the CUAET on March 7, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the number of Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Canada under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET).
According to the latest update, between January 1, 2022, and March 5, 2023, 24,382 Ukrainians arrived in Canada by land, and 153,576 Ukrainians reached by air. Between March 17, 2022, and March 2, 2023, IRCC received 903,439 applications under the CUAET. In total, IRCC has approved 592,405 applications from Ukrainian nationals.
Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel measures
The Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) measures has been created by IRCC in support of those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in order to help Ukrainians and their family members in immigrating to Canada as soon as possible and give them the opportunity to work and study while there.
The CUAET measures also provide people already residing in Canada with the option to extend their visitor status, work visa, or study permit so they can continue their stay temporarily.
Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET)
One of the many unique measures the Canadian government has taken to help the people of Ukraine is the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET). It offers free, extended temporary status to Ukrainians and their families, enabling them to live, work, and study in Canada until it is safe for them to return home. They can enter Canada and stay there for up to three years with the CUAET.
Who can apply for CUAET?
Ukrainian nationals, as well as their family members, such as their spouse, common-law partner, children, and children of their children, as well as children of a dependent child of a Ukrainian nation.
Benefits and features of the CUAET
Ukrainians and their families coming to Canada from overseas:
- can apply for a free visitor visa and may be granted permission to remain in Canada for 3 years as compared to the typical six-month permitted stay for visitors.
- have the opportunity to submit a free open work permit application along with their visa application, allowing them to find work as soon as possible.
- will have their electronic visa application processed in 14 days for typical, non-complex cases after submitting a complete application.
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