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Three flights carrying Ukrainian refugees are deliberate to scheme in Canada over the subsequent month, Ottawa launched Wednesday.

The flights are as follows: Could 23 to Winnipeg, Could 29 to Montreal and June 2 to Halifax.

All three are federal constitution flights and may well probably be accessible to those authorized through Canada’s emergency authorization program for Ukrainian refugees on a first-scheme, first-served basis. The flights will go from Poland.

The emergency authorization program enables the refugees to shield in Canada as temporary residents for up to three years. Higher than 204,000 applications for the program have been submitted as of Could 4, and shut to 91,500 have been authorized.

An announcement from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada says Ukrainians who’ve obtained their visas will be emailed in the upcoming days with knowledge on register.

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Canada will provide temporary accommodations for up to 14 nights to those on the flights who cease no longer already have accommodations.

“These constitution flights could assist make certain that that those who want to scheme to Canada have the strengthen they need,” Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Sean Fraser acknowledged in a press release.

A constitution flight organized by Newfoundland’s provincial authorities arrived on the island on Monday from Poland carrying 166 Ukrainian refugees.

Transport Minister Omar Alghabra acknowledged earlier in Could that logistical disorders have slowed the arrival of refugees in Canada who’re escaping the war in Ukraine. Whereas Ottawa has partnerships for up to 10,000 free flights, organizing those flights has proved more no longer easy than anticipated as a consequence of the dispersion of the refugees, Alghabra acknowledged.

Higher than 5 million are estimated to have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began Feb. 24.

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