Alberta to launch temporary financial support program for Ukrainian nationals

A new program announced Monday by the province will provide temporary financial support to Ukrainians arriving in Alberta.

The program, which will launch on July 25, will help new Ukrainian residents cover basic expenses, including food, clothing and housing for up to six months.

Many individuals and families fleeing Russia-invaded Ukraine are leaving everything behind and starting a new life from scratch.

“Millions of Ukrainians had to drop everything and flee as a result of Russia’s illegal invasion,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told a news conference.


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“The Government of Alberta has moved quickly to provide access to health care, childcare, education, emergency financial funding and advice on obtaining official documents and finding work. work.

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“Now we will do even more to help them rebuild their lives here in Alberta with these expanded social supports for Ukrainians seeking refuge here.

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Childcare will also be covered by the Childcare Subsidy Scheme for children 12 and under, as many newcomer families are expected to be led by single parents.


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“By helping with child care costs and supporting access to quality child care programs for Ukrainian parents arriving in Alberta, we are ensuring their children are safe and families will have the help they need as they build a new life in our province,” said Matt Jones, Minister of Alberta Children’s Services.

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Alberta continues to fast track applications for permanent residency from Ukrainian nationals who have fled their war-torn country. Application fees are waived through the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program.


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