Canada announced that Ukrainians coming to Canada can now apply for transitional financial aid.
The government says the money will help Ukrainian citizens and their family members meet basic needs such as transportation and long-term housing.
Benefits will include a direct, one-time payment of $3,000 per adult and $1,500 per child (17 years and under).
The government says Ukrainians with a valid work permit, study permit, temporary resident permit or visitor record under the Canada-Ukraine Authority for Emergency Travel (CUAET) in Canada will all be eligible to receive a one-time payment. Applications for assistance must be submitted through the Government of Canada online portal.
Payment is expected to be released via direct deposit within five business days of the application being submitted. Applicants must have a bank account with a Canadian financial institution.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Sean Fraser said in a statement: “Our commitment to Ukrainians fleeing Russia’s illegal war does not stop once they come to Canada.” “We will continue to help those who seek refuge and thrive in communities across the country. This one-time financial assistance will be crucial in addressing the immediate challenges facing Ukrainians, who have left much behind to find a safe haven in Canada.
The government says it is also offering settlement services to help Ukrainians adjust to their new lives in Canada. This includes language training, information and orientation about life in Canada, and information and services to help you find a job.