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New job banks open for employers to hire Ukrainians

March 19, 2022

By HR Reporter |

In addition to opening its borders to Ukrainians fleeing the invasion by Russia, Ottawa is calling on employers to offer them employment through a new job bank.

Interested employers can register job offers at the Job Bank’s Jobs for Ukraine webpage, which will help connect them with Ukrainians seeking work in their communities.

“When they arrive safely in Canada, we’re going to help Ukrainians find work so they can provide for themselves and their families,” says Carla Qualtrough, minister of employment, workforce development and disability inclusion.

“From ensuring that children can enroll in school to helping parents join our workforce, we want every Ukrainian to find peace, stability, and community in Canada.”

Ontario will also set up a dedicated jobs hotline to connect employers with individuals fleeing Ukraine, according to CTV News.

“Hundreds of employers have stepped up. Dozens of labour leaders have stepped up. We now have more than 30,000 jobs waiting for Ukrainians when they come here,” said Monte McNaughton, minister of labour for the province.

New pathway formalized
The federal government has officially launched the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET), a new temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians fleeing home amid the Russian invasion.

Under the program, Ukrainians and immediate family members of any nationality can stay in Canada as temporary residents for up to three years. Through this program, many of the regular requirements associated with a normal visitor visa or work permit have been waived. The federal government first announced the program earlier this month.

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