The Canadian government has announced additional immigration services for Ukrainian nationals in Poland and Germany.

Key Points:

  • The new CI center located within the Canada Biometric Operations Center (CBOC) in Warsaw, Poland, will offer in-person information services to Ukrainian applicants.
  • Ukrainian nationals will have access to essential information, such as guidance on pre- and post-arrival services and support once they arrive in Canada.
  • As of May 4, Canadian authorities opened another CBOC in Berlin, Germany, to shorten wait times for Ukrainian nationals and their families in need of biometric appointments.

Additional Information: The Canadian government continues to provide overseas services to Ukrainian nationals, including at its recently opened temporary Visa Application Center (VAC) opened in Warsaw, Poland. More information regarding the additional overseas services for Ukrainian nationals is available here.

BAL Analysis: Canada has expanded its overseas immigration services for Ukrainian nationals to help those who have been displaced due to Russia’s invasion. Employers and employees are reminded that actions taken as a result of the invasion of Ukraine may change with little or no notice.

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