• Since the war in Ukraine began, more than 28,000 Ukrainians have arrived in Alberta.
  • A number of measures have been put in place to assist and support Ukrainian newcomers. They include:
    • enrolment in the health system and health benefits coverage
    • coverage for the cost of the immigration medical exam X-ray
    • enrolment in K-12 schools, with funding for providing language, mental health and social supports to Ukrainian children
    • enrolment in licensed child-care facilities
    • providing access to Alberta’s child-care subsidy program
    • providing one-time emergency benefits to those with limited income and assets
    • providing eligible Ukrainian evacuees greater access to temporary financial support for basic expenses like food, clothing and shelter under the Ukrainian Evacuee Emergency Financial Supports and Benefits program
    • access to Alberta Supports Centres and Contact Centre for information about social services in Ukrainian or through translation services, and prioritized service at in-person centres
    • access to employment supports
    • providing mentorship support under the Alberta Immigrant Mentorship grant
    • waiving fees and prioritizing the assessment of permanent residency applications made by Ukrainian nationals through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program
  • Created multiple funding streams and services to help Ukrainian evacuees settle in Alberta. 
  • Created a hotline in which evacuees can call and receive vital information in English, Ukrainian and Russian regarding the numerous services available to them. 
  • Appointed the Premier’s Advisory Task Force on Ukraine to identify ways to support Ukrainian evacuees coming to Alberta with their financial, physical and spiritual needs.

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