Canada is currently on a mission to invite more skilled immigrants into the country during the post-pandemic period. With Ukraine and Canada deciding to establish a new Mobility Working Group, it is highly likely that Ukrainians will be able to move to Canada with much lesser hassle. The two countries will implement it once the COVID-19 border restrictions no longer present a barrier.
Aim of the agreement
The aim of the Canada-Ukraine Mobility Working Group is to increase mobility opportunities for residents of Ukraine who are thinking about shifting to Canada. This friendly pact will also let the two countries be more open with each other when it comes to sharing insights about migration.
They might also advise each other about the best ways to control the post-pandemic migration. Canada will use this opportunity to make its economic class immigration programs more popular among Ukrainian nationals.
Youth mobility agreements aim to make international labor markets more accessible for young people between the ages of 18 and 35. They get the chance to work abroad for 12 months.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or IRCC will be responsible for maintaining the visa framework as well migration laws. Marco Mendicino, the Immigration Minister, commented that the Ukrainian-Canadian community has been invaluable for the Canadian economy and this new partnership will only strengthen their ties.
Mendicino announced this development on the 29th anniversary of Canada and Ukraine developing a diplomatic relationship. Since Ukraine became independent in 1991, its relationship with Canada has been very positive. In 2017, the two countries got into the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement. Canada has also devoted over $800 million to provide support to Ukraine in the last seven years.