The emergence of spontaneous social media channels dedicated to supporting Housing for Ukrainians in Canada is a testament to the compassion and willingness of the Canadian public to extend a helping hand to those in need. It reflects the strong sense of community and solidarity in times of crisis. To effectively facilitate the process of housing Ukrainians in Canadian homes, we are promoting comprehensive measures such as criminal record checks and housing site visits.

Conducting criminal record checks for potential hosts is a responsible step to safeguard vulnerable Ukrainian newcomers from any potential risks. This process can help identify any past criminal behaviour and ensure that those with questionable backgrounds do not become hosts for Ukrainian families. By prioritizing the safety of Ukrainians, we can create a secure and welcoming environment for them to start rebuilding their lives in Canada.

Arranging housing site visits allows organizers or representatives to physically assess the living conditions and amenities offered by potential hosts. Through this process, any concerns about the suitability or appropriateness of the accommodation can be addressed promptly.

Site visits also provide an opportunity for potential hosts to understand the needs and expectations of the Ukrainian families they may be hosting, ensuring a better match between hosts and guests.

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Housing in Alberta

If you’re a family in Alberta willing to open up your home with bedroom(s) and/or suites within the primary residence, please answer a few questions by filling out a brief form using the following link.

If you have a place for rent and would like to offer it to Ukrainians in Alberta, please send us an email at info@ukrainiansinalberta.ca with the details of your offer.

To contribute with welcoming Ukrainians in Alberta consult the page of the government of Alberta:

Ukrainiens en Alberta

Housing in British Columbia

Are there specific housing supports?

The United Way of British Columbia is taking housing offers.  If you have accommodation to offer for those arriving without secured housing, please click here. If you and/or your family are in need of short-term accommodation solutions, please get in touch with BC211.

If you are looking to rent temporary accommodation for yourself or your family, we encourage you to check some of the tips and good practices listed in the following link: www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/housing-tenancy/residential-tenancies.

Additionally, the WORK BC’s Cost of Living Calculator will help you plan your stay better and understand the needs and expectations when settling down in a new community here in BC.

A funded provincial hotel is available and referrals are made upon arrival for families or individuals without any other temporary housing alternative. SUCCESS BC is coordinating these referrals at YVR Airport and supporting transportation when needed. Displaced Ukrainians staying at this hotel have a maximum stay allowance up to 2 weeks, in which the SUCCESS team helps them to find employment and temporary housing, along with other settlement services.

United for Ukraine Housing

Please visit bc211’s United for Ukraine website and fill out the United for Ukraine Housing Intake Form. The purpose of this form is to collect the information needed to connect you with settlement organizations that are supporting Ukrainians with available housing as they arrive to BC. A Criminal Record Check is required. It’s a simple process to complete and it’s free.

United for Ukraine Housing Intake Form

United for Ukraine | bc211

Housing in Manitoba

Temporary housing is available to CUAET visa holders with no pre-arranged accommodation. Refer to the Manitoba4Ukraine website to find the latest guidelines regarding allowable length of stay and other details.

To support initial shelter needs and connection to settlement services, Manitoba has established a central reception centre for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Manitoba. The centre provides:

  • temporary accommodations and meals to individuals who have no connection to individuals in Manitoba;
  • initial intake services to determine individual and family needs;
  • access to co-ordinated health-care services through the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and registration for Manitoba health cards; and
  • registration, brief orientation and referral services through Manitoba Start to facilitate access to settlement supports that link people to language training, the workforce and longer-term settlement needs.

For inquiries about services for Ukrainians in Manitoba visit Manitoba4Ukraine or dial 2-1-1. If you are outside of Manitoba, located in another province or outside of Canada, call 1-855-275-1197.

For permanent housing, the provincial government is partnering with New Journey Housing to work with Ukrainian individuals and families to match clients with appropriate permanent accommodations. New Journey Housing is a Winnipeg based agency that assists newcomers to find housing and has resources to support newcomers to rent or purchase housing, and manage their money.

For information on finding housing, or offers from landlords or others with rental properties, please contact New Journey Housing at 204-942-2238, or visit 200-305 Broadway. Homestay options are currently not part of Manitoba’s approach to temporary or permanent housing for new families.

New Journey Housing

Housing in New Brunswick

If you want to provide housing for displaced Ukrainians arriving in New Brunswick, please fill out the Volunteer Host Intake Form of the New Brunswick Multicultural Council.

Are there specific housing supports?

There is volunteer based housing support in New Brunswick. Please reach out to one of the settlement agencies to find more information.

Volunteer Host Intake Form

Housing in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Government of NL is working with the Association for New Canadians to support housing needs in the province. Please email ukrainianfamily@gov.nl.ca for more information or register for the Ukrainian Settlement Service Registration.

Ukrainian Settlement Service Registration

Housing in Nova Scotia

If you are a Landlord or Registered Business please fill out the “I Want to offer Housing” form.

If you are interested in offering space within your home to host war-displaced Ukrainians, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress Nova Scotia Branch (UCC NS) is facilitating a hosting/homestay program which will match arriving Ukrainians with vetted Canadian hosts. Please fill out their Nova Scotia host intake form.

Secure accommodation for you and your family, if you do not already have accommodations. Please contact us at ukraine.support@halifax.ymca.ca to learn more about finding a Canadian host family to stay with temporarily.  If you need furniture for your new home, you can visit the Ukrainian Store at no cost.  

"I Want to offer Housing" form

UCC Nova Scotia Host Intake Form

Housing in Northwest Territories

As you get settled you will want to find a more permanent place to live. In the larger centres, you will have options to rent or buy a house or apartment. In smaller communities the housing options may be limited. If you are moving to a smaller community for an employment opportunity, your employer may be able to arrange accommodation. You can refer to page 23 of the resource booklet for newcomers “Welcome to the NWT”.

Welcome to the NWT

Housing in Nunavut:

For more information on Housing in Nunavut, you can visit the government website:

You can also visit the Nunavut Employees Union website:

Housing in Ontario

If you would like to provide housing for displaced Ukrainians and other newcomers arriving in Ontario, you can submit a housing assistance offer on the portal to support newcomers arriving in Ontario of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI).

Are there specific housing supports?

The cost of renting an apartment or house depends on the size (number of bedrooms), neighbourhood where it is located, the age and condition it is in. There are different ways you can look for an apartment or house to rent in Ontario.

If you arrived under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) pathway you are eligible for settlement services and other supports. If you need help finding accommodation, you can contact a settlement agency near you through our Services Near Me mapping tool.

Housing Assistance Offer for Newcomers to Ontario

Housing in Prince Edward Island

Information about how to provide housing for displaced Ukrainians arriving in Prince Edward Island will be updated as it becomes available.

Are there specific housing supports?

Yes. Short-term temporary housing is offered for Ukrainian newcomers under Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) through the IRSA PEI Home Host Program. For more information contact IRSA directly.

More information on housing in Prince Edward Island can be found on the IRSA online guide.

Housing in Quebec

To offer housing or house sharing as a roommate, you can fill out a questionnaire in the Quebec section of Ukrainian Congress of Canada (UCC).


For help with settling in Quebec, visit the Quebec.ca webpage.


For information on housing search strategies in Montreal, watch a video in Ukrainian.

To contribute with welcoming Ukrainians in Quebec, consult the following page:

Housing in Saskatchewan

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Saskatchewan acts as the gateway for Ukrainians arriving in Saskatchewan. If you would like to offer their house to displaced Ukrainians, please fill out the form of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Saskatchewan.

UCC-SK is the point of contact for Ukrainians seeking accommodation in Saskatchewan. Ukrainians seeking accommodations should visit the UCC-SK website and complete the registration form.

The Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) has housing units available in both rural and urban communities across the province that can support displaced Ukrainians. SHC will work with community partners and local housing authorities to connect refugees in need with safe housing as they become settled in Saskatchewan. Families, individuals or community organizations can phone SHC at 1-800-667-7567 to apply for housing support.

Are there specific housing supports?


Housing Offer Form of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Saskatchewan

Housing in Yukon

For more information on housing in the Yukon, you can access the website of the Yukon.

Housing in the Yukon