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 1-833-760-1162, calls are answered Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time. Interpretation services are offered in Ukrainian and Russian.
You can get a bank account at any bank in Alberta. You can use your bank account details when applying for AB Health as proof of address.
а) Servus Credit Union
The following supports are available for incoming Ukrainian refugees upon opening a Servus membership:
The following supports are available for Servus members assisting their family/friends in Ukraine:
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.