Minister Anand announces the immediate deployment of Canadian Armed Forces Personnel to Poland in response to the Ukrainian Refugee Crisis

Date Announced:

April 14, 2022


The Canadian Armed Forces are engaged around the world in a number of military operations ranging from humanitarian and relief efforts to peacekeeping to keep Canada and North America safe and to support our partners and NATO allies.

To this end, today, the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, announced that up to 150 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel could deploy to Poland, with the immediate deployment of approximately 100 CAF personnel in the coming days to assist with efforts to support and care for Ukrainians fleeing violence.

In support of Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada, the CAF will also act as a liaison with the Polish Armed Forces to assist with the federal response to support temporary residence for Ukrainians wishing to work and study in Canada.

Departments and Agencies:

Department of National Defence

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Refugees | Temporary residents


Canadian Armed Forces Personnel; Operation REASSURANCE; Poland; Ukraine

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