Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) is calling on the federal government to make it easier for Ukrainians to seek safe haven in Canada during this time of crisis.
“The situation in Ukraine is a humanitarian crisis in the making and Canada should step up to the plate and help refugees from that country who are fleeing in fear of their lives,” said RESCON president Richard Lyall. “Time is of the essence for innocent Ukrainian families as the Russian invasion continues. Canada must open its doors to those seeking safe harbour.”
RESCON applauds federal immigration officials for expediting existing applications from Ukrainians seeking to come to Canada either permanently or temporarily. However, entry requirements for Ukrainians need to be tweaked so they can enter Canada to visit without a visa.
“RESCON is appalled at the unprovoked attacks in Ukraine and believes that Canada must do everything possible to help people from that country – many whom are women and children – seek refuge in Canada,” Lyall said.