S.U.C.C.E.S.S. services for Ukrainian Clients
Posted date: September 29, 2022
British Columbia is welcoming people from Ukraine under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) provision. This immigration pathway was set up to support those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to ensure they can work and study while in Canada. Learn more on the B.C. government’s Supports for Ukraine page. You can also download the B.C. Newcomers’ Guide in Ukrainian.
At S.U.C.C.E.S.S., we are able to offer the following supports:
The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Community Airport Newcomers Network (CANN)
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s Community Airport Newcomers Network (CANN) program assists Ukrainian nationals arriving under the CUAET immigration stream at the Vancouver International Airport by providing information, orientation and referrals to government and settlement organizations. CANN may also assist arrivals who need emergency accommodation. Learn more at: https://cannyvr.ca/.
Ukrainian-speaking staff and interpreters are available to provide interpretation support for Ukrainian clients. Our staff can assist when communicating with third-parties and can help facilitate access to resources and services, such as housing search, benefits application, and personal/health care services.
Our staff work with each client household to assess their housing needs and connect clients with potential housing options, including affordable/subsidized housing, short-term housing, as well as privately hosted housing.
Staff are available to assist clients with navigating their new local communities, including providing directions and guidance regarding local transit and transportation options, location of local amenities and key services.
Group orientation activities
Staff are also providing group orientation sessions in partnership with service providers such as Translink to familiarize them with key services in the community.
English learning connections
Staff are also connecting clients with English learning resources and classes available through settlement programming.
Staff are available to assist clients with job search, cover letter/resume preparation and review, and connect clients to the closest WorkBC Centre.
Coordination of support services
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. is also actively working with partners to deliver much-needed resources such as SIM Cards, bus tickets, food support and other essential supplies to clients.
To make an appointment to speak to one of our Ukrainian or Russian-speaking staff, please contact one of the staff below:
Program Officer or Settlement Practitioner
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.’s CANN program