Skip to main content
WeLoveTrump.com may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on the site. Read our full Disclosure here.

Unvaccinated Ukrainians Exempt From Canada’s COVID-19 Jab Entry Requirements


1,645 views

While unvaccinated Canadians cannot board airplanes, trains, or cruise ships, Ukrainians entering the country get a free pass.

Unvaccinated Canadians Cannot Travel for 3 Years, According to Government Budget Document

Unvaccinated Ukrainians are exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 jab entry requirements, but must meet all other public health requirements for travel, such as quarantine and testing.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted that the Canadian government offered federal charter flights to Ukrainians fleeing violence and who wanted to come to Canada.

 

From the Government of Canada’s ‘Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel‘:

Who can apply

  • Ukrainian nationals
  • family members of Ukrainian nationals (can be any nationality)

Family members are defined as

  • the spouse or common-law partner of a Ukrainian national
  • their dependent child
  • the dependent child of their spouse / common-law partner or
  • a dependent child of their dependent child

Benefits and features of the CUAET

Ukrainians and their family members coming to Canada from overseas

  • can apply for a free visitor visa and may be allowed to stay in Canada for 3 years, as opposed to the standard 6-month authorized stay for regular visitors
  • have the option to apply, free of charge, for an open work permit with their visa application, enabling them to find work as quickly as possible
  • will have their electronic visa application processed within 14 days of receipt of a complete application, for standard, non-complex cases
  • are exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination entry requirements, but must meet all other public health requirements for travel, such as quarantine and testing. With limited exceptions, all travellers to Canada, including anyone arriving under the CUAET, must also use ArriveCAN
  • are exempt from completing an immigration medical exam (IME) overseas, if applicable, but may be required to complete and pay for a medical diagnostic test within 90 days of arrival in Canada to screen for reportable communicable diseases (chest x-ray or suitable alternative and blood test)

Ukrainians and their family members who acquire or already have temporary status in Canada

  • may apply to extend their temporary resident status for up to 3 years
  • can leave and return to Canada at any time while their visa is valid
  • may renew their work or study permit free of charge
  • may apply for a new work or study permit free of charge
  • are eligible to attend elementary and secondary school
  • may be required to complete and pay for an immigration medical exam (IME) if they haven’t completed one on initial entry to Canada

All Ukrainians and their family members

  • will have most of their application and processing fees waived, including the visa application fee, biometric collection fee, work and study permit application fees, and visitor extension, and work and study permit renewal fees
  • will have all their IRCC applications prioritized for processing
  • may apply for permanent residence under a variety of different immigration programs and streams if they are eligible to do so
  • have access to IRCC’s dedicated service channel


 

Join the conversation!

Please share your thoughts about this article below. We value your opinions, and would love to see you add to the discussion!

We Love Trump
Thanks for sharing!