ICA Spring Workshops

FREE: Our Spring Workshops and Training Programs Begin April 8!

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Ukrainian Response

ICA provides full Settlement Services to Ukrainian Nationals with Temporary Residency in Canada!

Immigrant Welcome Centre

From housing and education to employment services, ICA’s Settlement Services team can help newcomers navigate and connect with important resources and support.

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To be eligible for settlement services, clients will need to demonstrate that they:

  1. Are Ukrainian national OR the dependent* of a Ukrainian temporary resident

*Dependent is defined as: a spouse or common-law partner; their dependent child; the dependent child of their spouse/common-law partner; their dependent child of their dependent child. The dependent can be of any nationality.


2. Have temporary resident status in Canada:

a) Work permit
b) Study permit
c) Visitor record
d) Temporary resident visa, or
e) Temporary resident permit

Employment Services

Whether you are a newcomer to Canada or an immigrant who has been here for many years, our Employment Services team can assist with job search and skills training programs to help you find work in the Canadian job market.


The Ministry of Health announced that as of October 1, the Ministry of Health will be managing payment for the medical diagnostic test (required for some immigration medicals within 90 days of arriving) for CUAET visa holders. This means that CUAET holders will not have to pay out of pocket for the test costs. Those who have already paid for the testing can be reimbursed. For more information, including on how to be reimbursed, visit: Eligibility and Enrolment – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca).

There was also a recent announcement about Plan C (100%) Pharmacare coverage for Ukrainians: More health benefits available to Ukrainian migrants | BC Gov News

(Click on posters for downloadable and printable PDF)


The Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (SDPR) announced that Ukrainians who arrive under CUAET can apply for up to six months of hardship assistance after they have accessed the federal temporary financial supports. You can find the news release here: B.C. provides financial assistance for displaced Ukrainians | BC Gov News

Additional information on program eligibility and how to apply is available here: Temporary financial assistance for people from Ukraine – Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

Vancity Translates Banking Information into Ukrainian

Vancity and community partners rally to support displaced Ukrainians

Information Links

Financial Assistance

Government of Canada: Ukraine Safe Haven 

Information for Ukrainians wanting to apply for temporary residency in Canada

WorkBC Services (Available through ICA Employment Services)

WorkBC Employment Services for Displaced Ukrainian Nationals

Additional Links:

BC Provincial Ukrainian Response:

Welcome BC Newcomers Guide (Ukrainian)

Британська Колумбія Посібник для новоприбулих

BC 211 Volunteers + Donations

Mental Health + Substance Use Support

Welcoming Ukraine Portal

Support for Ukraine

Ukrainian Cultural Centre information:

Help Ukraine Vancouver Island

Ukrainian Canadian Cultural Society of Vancouver Island

Ukrainian Canadian Congress

Latest in formation from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) related to Ukrainians:

Ukrainian Immigration Measures: Key Figures

Temporary Residence Pathway for Ukrainians

Settlement Support for Ukrainians Coming to Canada

Learn English (LINC)

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) provides English language training from beginner to advanced levels for adult newcomers to Canada. LINC is funded by the Government of Canada and is FREE for eligible students.

Youth & Family Services

ICA provides immigrant programs for youth between the ages of 7-28. In addition, during the year, we host many different types of youth events, social gatherings and summer camps in and around the community to help build cultural connections.

Ways To Give

Your tax-deductible donation helps ICA welcome, support and provide much-needed services for immigrants and refugees as they settle into the community. There are many ways to give a gift that has a direct, positive impact on the lives of newcomers. Donate or volunteer today!