Support for Ukrainians in Nova Scotia

Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Nova Scotia Programs for CUAET Visa Holders

In partnership with the Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration (Government of Nova Scotia), Ukrainian Canadian Congress Nova Scotia Branch assists Ukrainians arriving in Nova Scotia with finding temporary housing with Canadian families and with job search.


UPDATE: The hosting program is closed. We no longer actively accept applications. If you would like to host war-displaced Ukrainians, you may contact us at

UCC NS is implementing a Hosting program for Ukrainians, who flee war in Ukraine, in Nova Scotia. We help Ukrainian families find vetted hosts for temporary accommodation. Many Canadians have offered free temporary accommodations in their own home because they want to help. This may be a great option for you if you have limited financial means and you are comfortable sharing space with a Canadian family. It is also a very good temporary option while you look for your own permanent accommodation. Nova Scotians are known for their hospitality. Staying with a Canadian family may help with the process of settling and learning about local “Canadian” ways of living as well as connecting with the local community.

For Ukrainians: If you are looking for a hosting family, please fill out UCC Intake form (in Ukrainian), and Iryna Shnitke, our project lead, will contact you. If you have questions, you may contact Iryna at

For Canadians: Hosts are responsible for welcoming the Ukrainian family or individual into their home or available space, showing them around their community, and ensuring they are connected to settlement services available across the province for all newcomers. Hosts are not responsible for providing financial support to their guests.

Potential hosts are asked to:

UCC NS is vetting hosts through Criminal Record Background Checks (Vulnerable Sector) completed within last 6 months and follow up interviews. UCC NS will work to find hosting families for Ukrainian nationals based on the information provided but cannot guarantee that it will happen. If you have questions, contact our Project Lead Iryna Shnitke at ucc.homestay  at or call 1-902-456-2118,


UCC NS Branch works with Ukrainian nationals (CUAET visa holders) seeking employment in Nova Scotia. In partnership with the YMCA Halifax-Dartmouth Region, UCC collects information about available jobs in Nova Scotia, as well as has access to the centralized database of jobs entered through YMCA online portal. UCC connects employers with Ukrainians seeking employment when the skills and experience of potential employees meet the requirements of local businesses. If you are a CUAET-visa holder and interested to be part of our program, send us your resumes to and mention in the body of your email what positions you are looking for in Nova Scotia.

If you a local business owner willing to hire Ukrainians, send us detailed information about your open positions by email at

Local Support

Ми вдячні за підтримку від провінції Нової Шотландії, міста Галіфакс, неприбуткових організацій і волонтерів, які підтримують людей, що прибули з України через війну. Відвідайте сайти організацій, які надають інформаційну підтримку, щоб дізнатися більше про життя і поселення в Новій Шотландії.

ISANS, Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia, provides services to people who arrive to Nova Scotia. They provide services such as English language courses, finding employment in NS, and finding support in the community.

Useful Resources
NS Resources and useful links from the Chamber of Commerce
Resources for Health Professionals from Ukraine and integration process into NS Health System
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