Canada welcomes first federal charter flight for Ukrainians in Winnipeg

Date Announced:

May 23, 2022


"This afternoon, the first federal charter flight carrying 328 Ukrainians arrived in Winnipeg, welcomed by the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport volunteers. Two more federal charter flights are scheduled to arrive from Poland with people approved through the CUAET program on
* May 29, in Montréal, Quebec
* June 2, in Halifax, Nova Scotia
These charter flights build on other travel support initiatives, including the Ukraine2Canada Travel Fund, through which Canadians and Canadian companies can donate their Aeroplan points to help bring at least 10,000 Ukrainians and their families on flights to Canada."

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:



Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) program; Ukraine

Send us your feedback:

If you have comments pertaining to this policy document, please complete this form.