B.C. continues building support network to welcome Ukrainians (flickr.com)

Media Contacts

Alanah Connie

Senior Public Affairs Officer
Ministry of Municipal Affairs
250 880-4935


Supporting Ukrainians
  • The federal government has some expanded settlement program services, which are typically only available to permanent residents, for Ukrainians that arrive under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel Program.
  • In addition to support from the B.C. government, key services that will be available to Ukrainians in the coming weeks through the federal government include:
    • 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, and skills development and training;
    • activities that promote connections with communities;
    • assessments of other needs Ukrainians may have and referrals to appropriate agencies;
    • services targeted at supporting the needs of women, seniors, youth and 2SLGBTQ+ persons; and 
    • other settlement supports.