“I spoke with my federal counterpart yesterday to advise that Saskatchewan will open our doors to an unlimited number of Ukrainians affected by the conflict, and we want to open those doors expeditiously.”
Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison in a letter to the feds expressed Saskatchewan’s willingness to welcome Ukrainians fleeing the Russian attacks on their country.
The province plans to prioritize any applications received from Ukrainian citizens to the Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP).
Harrison says he spoke with Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on Saskatchewan’s desire to mitigate the humanitarian situation and growing refugee crisis that has already seen nearly one million people leave Ukraine.
“Ukrainians will find a welcoming environment in our communities, including many residents with the same culture and language, which will assist in ensuring long-term success with resettlement in Saskatchewan.”
The Government of Saskatchewan says it will provide funding for the coordination of community supports, including settlement services for Ukrainian families arriving in Saskatchewan.
The government is also committed to fostering the programs and services Ukrainian newcomers may need to gain the language, skills, and connections to successfully integrate into our communities and workforce.