airfare

***EFFECTIVE AS OF SEPTEMBER 2022***

We provide airfare sponsorship to individuals and their families that meet several acceptance criteria and who, after a video interview, demonstrate a serious approach in their relocation process and job search in Canada. We provide full or partial sponsorship, based on your situation. 

We also provide free criminal background checks for your host family to increase your safety.

 

Selection criteria :

  • Having a glued CUAET Visa (ie. a physical, non-electronic, counterfoil visa)

    • If you currently have a foil-less visa, please apply for a glued counterfoil visa 

  • A fully completed Airfare form (see form below)

  • Lodging situation: We require Ukrainians we sponsor to make housing arrangements in preparation of their arrival in Canada : 

    • Having found a host that offers lodging and food for at least 90 days, who accepts to undergo a national criminal background check and an interview by us, and who has a clear background check.

    • OR​

    • Having found a rent-free or subsidized housing arrangement for at least 90 days (proof required)

  • Having made the effort to create a Resume in English for at least one of the adults traveling OR having a valid job offer for a position in Canada. Please see details at 4Ukraine.ca/resumes

  • Having been relocated from Ukraine and having been in Ukraine at the start of the war

 

Canada location criteria:

  • We sponsor Ukrainians going anywhere in Canada, other than Toronto and Vancouver, with few exceptions. In these two cities, the cost of living is very high and housing is very difficult to find.

    • Exceptions : People with fluent English and valid job offers for high-paying positions

 

***PETS: We have a limited number of flights that can take on pets. If you choose to travel with your pets, you might have to wait much longer for an available flight. You will also have to pay for any pet travel fee yourself.

 

***EXTRA LUGGAGE: Please note that we will do our best to help with extra luggage (i.e., more than accepted by airline), but we cannot guarantee the help. As with pets, please expect to pay for extra luggage if you get our airfare sponsorship for you and your family. 

 

Please note the following timelines:

  • Once you complete the form, we usually reply within 3 days to let you know if you have been shortlisted for an interview. If you have, we send you times to choose from for your interview, and a Google Meets link to use for your interview

  • If you get approved for a flight, you can expect to fly to Canada within 7 to 10 days. We sponsor tickets for up to 2 weeks in advance. If you need tickets later, please apply later.

 

Any disrespectful behaviour or attempt to pressure volunteers into granting you financial assistance will

result in dismissal of your application. You are entering this program fully aware

that receiving help is not guaranteed.


To apply, please fill out the form below.
It requires gathering some information, therefore make sure to read it completely before filling out.

If you're not sure whether you meet the criteria for our help or if you have general questions, please reach us at airfare@4ukraine.ca

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