As you know, we are focused on helping bring Ukrainians to Canada. We quickly announced programs to help clients and ease the financial burdens. Alastair Clarke has been providing information to the public via many different media sources, including CTV News. We are focused on helping Ukrainians.
On Thursday, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced Canada was creating a Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel for people fleeing the country, with the intention of having it ready in two weeks’ time.
The federal government plans on offering these visas, which overall demand fewer requirements, to an unlimited number of those who wish to study or work in Canada for two years — provided they can satisfy a background check and security screening that includes biometric technology they can get done at more than 30 diplomatic posts across Europe, Fraser said.
Indeed, CIL has been successful with applications to help Ukrainians. We just got another approval today based on the new program from IRCC.
The situation is serious and we are doing our best to help the community. As quoted by Global News:
Winnipeg immigration lawyer receiving ‘a lot of requests’
Winnipeg immigration lawyer Alastair Clarke’s office is asking for biometric exemptions in some cases, given that Ukraine’s visa application centres are closed.
“Yesterday, I spoke with a client who came to Canada as a truck driver, and his two sons are in Kyiv. They can’t come because they are going to fight, but he is very concerned about them, and so we are helping in every way we can to apply for applications or visas for any Ukrainian who qualifies,” Clarke told Global News on Tuesday.
“At this point, we are getting a lot of requests.”