Edition 23, November 2023 - Pathway to permanent residence opens for Ukrainian nationals with family members in Canada
3 November 2023
For the first category, the principal applicant must have a family relationship (defined as a spouse or common-law partner; child; grandchild; grandparent; parent; or sibling) to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. [...] The second category is open to the spouse or common-law partner of a Ukrainian national who both has a Canadian citizen or permanent resident family member and is unable to leave Ukraine, be missing, or have passed away. [...] However, applications may be exempt from financial support requirements for admissibility. Information about eligibility and process is available on the IRCC website. Canada meets its goal to resettle 40,000 Afghans In the wake of the Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan in August 2021, Canada pledged to resettle 40,000 Afghan refugees. [...] As part of that process, Canada created special measures for Afghans who assisted the Government of Canada during Canadian operations in Afghanistan, a pathway to permanent residency for the extended families of former interpreters, and a humanitarian stream for highly vulnerable Afghan refugees, including women leaders, LGBTI+ individuals, journalists, persecuted ethnic or religious minorities, a. [...] Canadian citizens or permanent residents who are in Syria or Türkiye may also submit free applications to replace essential travel documents. These measures have been extended and will remain in place until January 3, 2024. Wildfire-related document replacement measures extended BC residents whose status or travel documents were lost or damaged as a result of the wildfires ravaging BC have a new.