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Newcomers Into Canada

At the APMA, we stand with the people of Ukraine. We work with Canadian automotive companies that are ready and willing to hire hundreds of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the invasion of their country by Russia through the APMA’s EDI Fund.

The EDI Fund will support employers and community partners in their efforts to access, train and retain meaningful employment for new hires from Ukraine and/or any refugees or newcomers from another country. We are looking for skilled and unskilled workers and can train refugees and newcomers for their new job in Ontario.
Before you complete this intake form, please ensure you have a permit to work in Canada and have either the following:
Refugee Status Document
People must be referred, either by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), a designated referral organization, or a private sponsorship group. The Refugee Resettlement Program helps refugees who are outside of Canada and their country of origin, and who are in need of protection. Refugees are resettled in Canada through different resettlement programs, including the Government-Assisted Refugees (GAR) Program and the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program. The main difference between these programs is the breakdown of the financial and non-financial support from the Government of Canada and private sponsors.

Visitor Visa

Ukrainians can now apply for the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel. You can apply for a visitor visa and work permit if you are outside of Canada and one of the following: a Ukrainian national or the family member of a Ukrainian national.

For More Information

Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) – Information about how to apply. When you apply for the visitor visa under the Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) measures, you may be eligible to apply for an open work permit at the same time. This work permit lets you work for most employers in Canada.

Canada’s Refugee System – Information about the structure of Canada’s refugee system. From Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This is a refugee assistance information website created to bring together trustworthy information for those helping refugees settle in Ontario.

Immigration and Refugee Board An independent tribunal that is responsible for hearing refugee claims and appeals.

The Asylum System in Canada A visual summary of how the asylum system works in Canada. From the UNHCR. A multilingual resource that provides information on what you can do to prepare for your hearing. From Kinbrace Community Society.

Your Refugee Hearing This website has practical information to help you prepare for a hearing at the Immigration and Refugee Board. It also offers an online tour of a hearing room. From CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario).

If you have a permit to legally work in Canada, please contact Parm Dhillon to fill out the EDI Fund Intake Form:

Parm Dhillon

Senior Manager, EDI Fund

All information entered in the form will be considered confidential and will only be made available within the APMA.