Job Bank for Ukraine and Recognition of Certificates

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On March 17, 2022, the Government of Canada issued a call to all employers who wish to support Ukrainians with offers of employment to register these offers on Job Bank’s Jobs for Ukraine webpage. On Jobs for Ukraine, employers can create a job posting and let Job Bank know it is for Ukraine. These jobs will be open to all persons legally entitled to work in Canada and marketed to Canadian newcomers including Ukrainian newcomers via a dedicated channel. Already, close to 1 500 employers have advertised over 12,000 job vacancies.  These jobs have been viewed over 47,000 times. We encourage you to register with ESDC’s Job Bank to support Ukrainians coming to Canada.  The Canada-Ukraine authorization for emergency travel (CUAET) allows Ukrainians and their immediate family members to stay in Canada for up to 3 years and to work in Canada during this time.  However, in the marine sector seafarers do not have to reside in Canada to work onboard Canadian vessels.

Also as circulated previously SSB No.: 08/2022: Ukrainian seafarers can now seek Canadian recognition of their STCW certificates addresses the nuances regarding the reciprocal arrangement process specifically for Ukrainian seafarers, and you can refer to the SSB for next steps re: endorsing seafarer certification. If you have any further questions regarding the application process to endorse Ukrainian seafarers please contact

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