Connecting Ukrainians to Employment (CUE) Program

Building employability skills and transition Ukrainian newcomers into the local Canadian workforce and help them achieve financial independence.

EMCN's CUE Program

  • Began in Oct. 2022 and will run until Sept. 2024.
  • Provides FREE employment services to Ukrainian evacuees
    (newcomers) impacted by the ongoing war in Ukraine.
  • Offers services in English and Ukrainian.
  • Connects with participants in-person, over the phone and virtually.


  • Explore career and employment options with EMCN staff
    and work collaboratively to achieve goals.
  • Receive pre-employment and safety training to improve
    their job search knowledge (i.e. resume, cover letter,
    interview skills, etc.)
  • Receive ongoing support after employment.
  • Gain access to employment and networking opportunities.

how the program works

  1. Ukrainian newcomers sign up for an in-person EMCN CUE Program Welcome Session. These sessions help Ukrainian newcomers become familiar with the CUE program, various other EMCN programs and supports, and they fill out an application form.

  2. EMCN Career Counselors book one-on-one meetings to conduct employment assessment and develop a personal service plan for each participant.

  3. Newcomers are encouraged to attend workshops.

  4. EMCN’s Employment Placement Specialists connect newcomers with various employers during an active job search until they get a job.

  5. EMCN hosts job fairs, hiring events and info sessions just for CUE program newcomers.

  6. EMCN covers cost of safety tickets and safety equipment for Ukrainian newcomers as required.

  7. EMCN provides ongoing support to help mitigate challenges for newcomers in the workplace. Support may include phone or in-person meetings with the newcomer and/or employer, and ongoing e-services for up to 180 days for Ukrainian newcomers after they have secured employment.

cue program - welcome sessions

EMCN offers 2-hour, in-person Welcome Sessions for Ukrainian newcomers to find out more about the Connecting Ukrainians to Employment (CUE) program, as well as other EMCN programs and supports available.

  • Sessions held every Monday from 10 am—12 pm.
  • Register for an EMCN Ukrainian Welcome Session by:
    phone: 780-424-7709

who can access the program

  • Ukrainian Nationals with Temporary Residence status as defined by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
  • Ukrainians arriving in Canada through the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) pathway.
  • Ukrainians that are 18 years of age or older.
  • Ukrainians that are residing in Alberta.

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