Government of New Brunswick

New Brunswick is proud to have over 3,500 individuals living in our province of Ukrainian descent.  They have found a home in New Brunswick, and they have become an important part of the fabric of our province.

The Government of New Brunswick (GNB) is committed to supporting Ukrainians affected by the current crisis and has donated $100,000 to the National Bank of Ukraine for humanitarian aid. We plan to continue to support Ukrainians by offering a safe haven to those who are willing to relocate.

New Brunswick is working closely with federal government, community partners, and businesses, to ensure all Ukrainians have a safe place to work and live in our province.

The New Brunswick Multicultural Council has created an informational webpage and a registration form for New Brunswickers willing to provide temporary shelter for displaced Ukrainians as well as guidelines and answers to FAQs for newcomers fleeing the war in Ukraine and settling in New Brunswick.




Information for Ukrainian Nationals


On March 3, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced a special temporary residence pathway for Ukrainians seeking refuge in Canada:  The Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) will allow an unlimited number of Ukrainian nationals to receive a visitor, worker, or student visa valid for up to 3 years upon arrival in Canada.  In addition, Canada will prioritize permanent residency applications submitted under family reunification class for immediate family members who are affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  

Becoming a permanent resident of New Brunswick

Ukrainian citizens arriving in New Brunswick under the (CUAET) will be able to apply for permanent residency once they meet the criteria for the selected immigration program.

CUAET has been created specifically to assist with the current situation and will be the most appropriate stream for many Ukrainian nationals. There are other available streams to immigrate to New Brunswick that may be a better fit and Ukraine applicants will be prioritized.  Please review all the available immigration streams.

Finding Employment

There are many ways to locate available positions in New Brunswick that would be a good fit for your skills.  New Brunswick employers are working with government to provide as much support as possible to Ukrainian newcomers.

If you are already in New Brunswick, you can benefit from the guidance of  WorkingNB’s employment counsellors. The service is offered throughout the province, and for those with a language barrier, employment counselling services are offered in Ukrainian. Please contact WorkingNB for more information.

Visit the Government of Canada’s Job Bank where there are Jobs for Ukrainians. Complete this form to identify as a Ukrainian national looking for work in Canada. Your application will be prioritized.

Additional job search resources:

Orientation Guide

New Brunswick’s  Orientation for Guide for Newcomers contains information on a range of topics that will help you to get established in the province.

Topics include: housing, healthcare, education and other important information.

        To view the guide, you will need to: 

  1. create a new account
  2. Find the Orientation Guide for Newcomers course and click the Access button.
  3. Click enroll.

Due to the current situation, we understand that access to health care may be required immediately. We therefore recommend that you consult the emotional health services section of the Orientation Guide.

Ukrainian Communities

New Brunswick is home for over 3,500 Ukrainians. There are Ukrainian communities around the province that can help on your journey to New Brunswick and settlement within the province. 

Ukrainians of Fredericton
Email: [email protected]
Facebook Page: Ukrainian Community of Fredericton

Ukrainian Community of Saint John
Email: [email protected]
Facebook Page: UA SaintJohn

Ukrainian Club of Moncton
Facebook Page: Ukr Club Moncton

Settlement Agencies

There are agencies across the province ready to welcome you and help you adjust to your new life in New Brunswick. These agencies assist with accessing language training, finding employment, and getting to know your new community. They can also be a place for information about living and working here. Some associations organize intercultural and multicultural activities to bring together Canadians and newcomers to meet and get to know each other.