B.C. continues building support network to welcome Ukrainians

April 4, 2021


Victoria — With thousands of displaced Ukrainians expected to relocate to British Columbia over the coming months, the Province is expanding services and supports to connect individuals and families to the help they need.


Supporting Ukrainians
  • The federal government has some expanded settlement program services, which are typically only available to permanent residents, for Ukrainians that arrive under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel Program.
  • In addition to support from the B.C. government, key services that will be available to Ukrainians in the coming weeks through the federal government include:
    • information about and orientation to life in Canada, such as help with enrolling children in school;
    • information and services to help access the labour market, including mentoring, networking, counselling, and skills development and training;
    • activities that promote connections with communities;
    • assessments of other needs Ukrainians may have and referrals to appropriate agencies;
    • services targeted at supporting the needs of women, seniors, youth and 2SLGBTQ+ persons; and
    • other settlement supports.