The assistance is a one-time, non-taxable benefit. It’s to take care of your basic needs while you get settled in Canada.
How much can you expect to receive
CAN $3,000 for each adult (18 or older)
CAN $1,500 for each child (17 and under)
Documents you need to apply:
If you need further assistance please call (833) 760-1162, calls are answered Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time. Interpretation services are offered in Ukrainian and Russian.
а) Servus Credit Union
The following supports are available for incoming Ukrainian refugees upon opening a Servus membership:
For more information about Servus Credit Union click here
b) Bank of Montreal (BMO)
With the BMO NewStart® program, newcomers from Ukraine can open a Performance Chequing Account with no monthly fee for two years, plus they can enjoy many other benefits to make the transition easier which you can find here.
Please review our tax guide for Ukrainian newcomers here.
Every year, several universities and other organizations offer tax clinics for free. Here is a list of free tax clinics in your area.
Here is our list of tax clinics that offer free tax help in the Ukrainian language:
200-105 113 St NW Edmonton, AB T5H3H5
830-840 7 AVE SW Calgary, AB T2P3G2
(403) 668-0299 Ext: 109