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Resume Building and Networking Workshop For Newcomers

July 6, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST via Zoom

Join us for an interactive Zoom session to learn more about resume and cover letter creation, LinkedIn and networking, job search techniques.

Speakers:

Beth Yarzab

With a background in Executive Search, Recruitment, Human Resources, and Coaching, Beth has over 15 years of experience in the career development field. 

As an entrepreneur, Beth helped hundreds of clients with resume and cover letter creation, LinkedIn and networking, job search techniques, and interviewing with confidence before re-inventing her own career in 2020. 

Combining her passion for fitness with career development Beth now works at canfitpro, Canada’s largest fitness education company, where she creates certification programs for fitness professionals.

Olha Sorokivska

Olha is an experienced & results-driven People leader who leads with empathy, trust, & passion. 

In the last 10 years, Olha helped tech companies scale and attract great talent in a very competitive market. She is passionate about culture, building strong relationships, and creating great workplace experiences. 

As a lifelong learner and a builder of scaling organizations, Olha is driven to help companies like Daylight Automation Inc. where she works as a Senior Manager of People become incredibly successful.

She brings extensive experience in talent acquisition, employee engagement, recruiting processes, recognition and external company branding.

This workshop is free and open to public. Registration is required in order to receive a Zoom link.

REGISTER HERE

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Employment Issues for Newcomers in Canada

June 16, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST – session on Employment Issues for Newcomers in Canada

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
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This is a series of webinars and Q&A sessions put together by Canadian lawyers and legal practitioners to support for people affected by the situation in Ukraine in Canada and abroad, who need immediate legal information.
The sessions are free and open to public. We can answer questions in English and Ukrainian.
For the recordings of our previous sessions please see this link
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Безкоштовні онлайн зустрічі з Канадськими юристами з питань іміграції в Канаду.
Четвер, 16 Червня з 6 до 7 вечора (EST time zone) – Вебінар з питань Канадського трудового права 

Реєструйтеся щоб отримати лінк CLICK HERE TO REGISTER та слідкуйте за оновленнями сторінки.

Information for Ukrainians coming to different provinces in Canada

Settlement Support

The federal government has announced that Settlement Program services, which are typically only available to permanent residents, will be extended until March 31, 2023, for temporary residents in Canada eligible under the CUAET. Key services that are available to Ukrainians as they settle into their new communities in Canada include: language training; information about and orientation to life in Canada, such as help with enrolling children in school; information and services to help access the labour market, including mentoring, networking, counselling, skills development and training; activities that promote connections with communities; assessments of other needs Ukrainians may have and referrals to appropriate agencies; services targeted to the needs of women, seniors, youth and LGBTQ2+ persons; and other settlement supports available through the settlement program.

Find out how to prepare for your journey to Canada, what you can expect when you arrive at this link.

Information is available to Ukrainians arriving in different provinces:

  • Alberta’s government is prioritizing the assessment of applications for permanent residency made by Ukrainian nationals. For more information and additional measures visit here.
  • British Columbia launched a website Welcoming Ukraine to help Ukrainians, who have come to the province in search of safety.
  • Manitoba established a reception centre for Ukrainians and offers continuous support for the new arrivals. Read more
  • New Brunswick supports for Ukraine are described here.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador launched a registration process for Ukrainians arriving in the province and are offering information in both English and Ukrainian on their government website.
  • The Province of Nova Scotia partnered with the YMCA to provide more support for Ukrainian newcomers arriving in Nova Scotia. For a full list of support measures in English and Ukrainian visit
  • The Ontario government has announced support programs for Ukrainians in Ontario. The full list of immigration measures and settlement support offered by Ontario for Ukrainians can be found here.  If you are new to Ontario, you can find answers to common questions in Ukrainian on these websites: org, Dopomoha.ca , cuias.org
  • The Government of Prince Edward Island is offering support through Immigrant & Refugee Services Association. For more details click
  • The Province of Quebec launched a dedicated telephone line and email to inform and guide Ukrainians arriving in the province. Welcoming Ukrainians to Quebec page can be accessed
  • The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to welcoming an unlimited number of individuals and families who are fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. Read more
  • Yukon has the Ukrainian family support desk, which provides help and resources for people impacted by the ongoing situation in Ukraine. To learn more, see
  • To get more information about settlement in the Northwest Territories visit their government website here.
  • For programs and services in Nunavut visit their government website here .

UCPBA has been supporting a series of webinars, where Canadian immigration lawyers discuss various Canadian immigration programs and answer frequently asked questions. For all webinar recordings, see this link.

Compiled by Olha Senyshyn, Immigration lawyer in Toronto, UCPBA VP-Operations.

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Information for Ukrainians coming to Canada

Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET)

CUAET allows all Ukrainian nationals and their family members to apply for a visitor visa to enter Canada and remain in Canada up to 3 years from the time of entry. Link here

How to Apply for the CUAET (Online only)

The first step for prospective CUAET applicants is to sign in to their GCKey account or, if the prospective applicant has not applied for a Canadian visa before, to create a new account. Here is the link to do so. 

FASKEN law firm has created a step-by-step guide for applying under the CUAET program, which can be found here. This guide is also available in Ukrainian and Russian languages. There are also video tutorials about how to apply under the CUAET program, in English and in Ukrainian

Jobs 

The CUAET allows Ukrainian visa applicants to apply for a free open work permit, which would allow displaced Ukrainians and their family members to be able to work in Canada. Additionally, Ukrainian nationals who are already in Canada or who arrive in Canada on a visa other than the CUAET visitor visa but are eligible for the CUAET visitor visa can apply for this open work permit online.

The federal government has also launched a Jobs for Ukraine website, which Ukrainians in Canada can use to search for jobs if they wish to work. 

The Ontario government has launched a jobs hotline (1-888-562-4769) and an email address (ukrainianjobs@ontario.ca) to connect new arrivals with job search support and local employers in the community. Ontario has also announced that existing jobs programs in the province, such as the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program, the Second Career Program, and the Skills Development Fund will favour Ukrainian applicants. 

The European Jobs for Ukraine website includes some job postings in Canada. Ukrainians in Canada can also search for job openings on Indeed

Settlement Support 

The federal government has announced that Settlement Program services, which are typically only available to permanent residents, will soon be extended until March 31, 2023, for temporary residents in Canada eligible under the CUAET. Key services that will be available to Ukrainians as they settle into their new communities in Canada include: language training; information about and orientation to life in Canada, such as help with enrolling children in school; information and services to help access the labour market, including mentoring, networking, counselling, skills development and training; activities that promote connections with communities; assessments of other needs Ukrainians may have and referrals to appropriate agencies; services targeted to the needs of women, seniors, youth and LGBTQ2+ persons; and other settlement supports available through the settlement program. 

The Ontario government has announced support programs for Ukrainians in Ontario who have traveled to Canada through the CUAET, including access to healthcare through OHIP, access to emergency housing, and ensuring that Ukrainian elementary and secondary school students can attend publicly funded schools for free. The full list of settlement services offered by Ontario can be found here.  

For immigration related questions, contact: 

The Ukrainian Canadian Bar Association at help@ucbanational.com 

Canadian immigration lawyers available to assist Ukrainians 

Canada Immigration Lawyers Association published a list of lawyers available to provide immigration assistance to those affected by the war in Ukraine Link 

The Canadian Bar Association has compiled a list of lawyers who may provide pro bono assistance to Ukrainians and how to request pro bono assistance 

Support and announcements from Canadian Universities 

York University: financial supports, mental health supports, academic advising, visa and immigration supports 

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts): offering 25 full tuition scholarships for several one-year diploma programs for displaced Ukrainians 

University of Alberta: working to extend help to applicants, students and scholars from Ukraine whose lives are being affected by Russia’s invasion. 

General information and social services 

In Toronto: Canada Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society: For questions regarding helping Ukrainians, call the main office at 416-767-4595 or 416-225-0511 North York Office or email at contact@cuias.org 

In Toronto: Ukrainian Canadian Social Services (Toronto) Inc. (ucsst.ca)

If you are new to Ontario, you can find answers to common questions in Ukrainian on this website: Translated Information (Українська – Ukrainian) (settlement.org) 

Published by Olha Senyshyn, Immigration lawyer in Toronto, UCPBA VP-Operations. This article was prepared with contributions from Thomas Law, J.D. candidate 2023, University of Ottawa