During a recent visit to Kyiv, Ukraine, the prime minister reaffirmed Canada’s ongoing solidarity and unwavering support for Ukraine and its people seeking refuge from war.
This includes those students who are pursuing post-secondary education in Saskatchewan during this time of great unrest.
“This means students like Viktoriia, whose parents are dentists, will be able to follow her dream and (will be able to) afford to study dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan,” said Trudeau, as he addressed the country’s parliament.
“We are building your future even as you fight for your own.”
This speech follows an announcement from earlier this year when the Government of Saskatchewan stated funding will be provided to Ukrainian students who arrived in the province over the past year to ensure that those who came to Saskatchewan under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program pay domestic tuition rates rather than international rates.
In his address, Prime Minister Trudeau referenced future USask student Viktoriia Knyhnytska, who in a recent interview with the Regina Leader-Post, said her and her family were excited to be in Canada.
“It’s really good news for us. We came from war, not tourists,” she said.
“These students are in a unique situation. We want them to be able to continue living here to study at one of our excellent post-secondary institutions without causing severe financial hardship for their families,” said Government of Saskatchewan Advanced Education Minister Gordon Wyant in a May 11 news release.
For more information on Saskatchewan supports available to Ukrainian students, click here: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/sksupportsukraine