Canada grants biometrics exemptions to more Ukrainians fleeing war

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted Apr 9, 2022 2:13 p.m. 1:04 p.m. Canada has received 112,000 Ukrainian refugee applications, minister says WATCH: Canada has received 112,000 Ukrainian refugee applications, minister says Federal government exempts more Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion to provide biometrics before coming to Canada. This is one of many measures the government announced today to make it easier to access the Canada-Ukraine emergency travel clearance. 18 years old, over 60 years old and those who have already obtained Canadian visas and who do not have immigration problems. Previously, in these cases, it was left to the “decision maker’s discretion” whether or not to collect biometric data – fingerprints and a photo. 2:02Can Canada keep pace with handling 2 major refugee crises? Can Canada keep pace with handling 2 major refugee crises? Fraser said the government was taking steps to “reduce pressure on the collection of biometrics“. The story continues under the advertisement Fraser says Canada has already approved more than 30,000 applications under the program. Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced $100 million in additional humanitarian assistance to respond to the crisis in Ukraine and neighboring countries. says targeted charter flights will be offered to Ukrainians coming to Canada. © 2022 The Canadian Press

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