Support for Ukrainians
Supports and Resources in Canada/North Okanagan (Vernon, BC) for newcomers from Ukraine
Please note that this page will be updated as more resources/information become available.
Dedicated Service Channel for Ukraine immigration enquiries:
Call 613-321-4243, collect calls accepted.
Use the IRCC crisis web form and add the keyword “Ukraine2022”
Submitting Visa Applications for Ukrainians to come to Canada:
Visa applications can be submitted online from anywhere in the world. Biometrics can be given at any visa application centre (VAC) outside of Ukraine. VACs are open in Moldova, Romania, Austria and Poland, and there is an extensive VAC network across Europe.
British Columbia Resources and Supports
SERVICE BC PHONE LINE:
The Service BC phone line, 1 800 663-7867, will be available with translation services in Ukrainian, Russian and 140 other languages and will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific time) every day.
It will serve two main purposes:
to help people arriving from Ukraine and their families in locating and accessing the services they need, such as employment, health care, housing and education; and
to co-ordinate British Columbians who want to volunteer or donate to help displaced Ukrainians feel welcome in British Columbia.
All Ukrainians intending to reside in BC for at least 6 months under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel are eligible for MSP, and can have coverage from the day of arrival. MSP website
BC NEWCOMER’S GUIDE AND VIDEOS:
Local Community Support
VERNON AND DISTRICT IMMIGRANT AND COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY
#100 3003 30 STREET, VERNON, BC V1T9J5
-Settlement Services (help with important documents, referrals to other resources/organizations)
-English Language Programs
Settlement Services are now available to newcomers from Ukraine in Canada eligible under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) until March 31, 2023. To learn more: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/2022/03/canada-expands-settlement-support-for-ukrainians-coming-to-canada.html
APPLY FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS:
SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS FOR
UKRAINIAN CANADIAN CONGRESS:
1960 Springfield Rd #106, Kelowna, BC V1Y 5V7
SUPPORT FOR PETS AND ANIMALS: