SK to ensure Ukrainians who arrived through CUAET are only charged domestic tuition


Following a recent CBC article highlighting the difficulties faced by Ukrainians in Saskatchewan who wish to pursue postsecondary education, the Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to tuition policies. While people with refugee status typically study as domestic students in Canada, Ukrainians who arrived under the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) program are reportedly not considered refugees. After the CBC article was released, SK issued a statement that it would provide funding to ensure that those who came to Saskatchewan under CUAET pay only domestic tuition rates. “These students are in a unique situation,” commented SK Advanced Education Minister Gordon Wyant. “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.”