Yurii Kashperskyi arrived in Winnipeg final thirty day period after currently being displaced from his home by the war in Ukraine.

Now, the former banker is among the 9 persons from the state who have set up a new life in Blumenort and begun get the job done at a factory in the small group, about 45 kilometres southeast of Winnipeg.

“It really is actual physical perform, but it’s perform. I need operate,” Kashperskyi reported. “All men and women are really awesome. It can be a major assist for Ukrainians. Thanks to all Canadians for aiding Ukrainians.” 

He says he is wanting ahead to setting up a new lifestyle listed here, and options to file for permanent residency to stay in Canada extended-term.

Due to the fact Russia’s invasion of Ukraine commenced in February, just about 6 million persons have fled the place for neighbouring nations in Europe, in accordance to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The federal government says as of late June, additional than 50,000 experienced arrived in Canada. About 300,000 have utilized for temporary resident visas. 

About 2,000 displaced Ukrainians have created Manitoba their household given that Russia’s attack began, according to the province.

Nick Krawetz, who volunteers to aid the newcomers, states it can be because of the wraparound supports they are receiving.

“They’re coming listed here because the phrase is spreading that Manitoba is the position to come to,” he stated.

Displaced Ukrainians arrive at the Winnipeg airport in May. The province claims about 2,050 Ukrainians have utilized for Manitoba Overall health playing cards, and there are now 350 persons being in short term accommodations organized by the governing administration. (Karen Pauls/CBC)

In spite of a new incident in which two Ukrainian refugees ended up assaulted in Winnipeg, Krawetz mentioned the province presents a risk-free haven for people today fleeing war.

“Our neighborhood is targeted on welcoming and supporting any person coming from Ukraine,” he stated.

Krawetz says much more Ukrainians are coming to Winnipeg every single day, such as 64 who arrived in just one working day just previous week.

When they arrive, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and provincial workers are at the airport to welcome them and support ensure they have temporary housing, well being care and a amount of other supports.

A provincial spokesperson claimed all-around 2,050 Manitoba Overall health cards have been issued to Ukrainian newcomers so considerably.

The government is supplying short-term housing for those without the need of connections in the province, and somewhere around 350 rooms are at present booked, the spokesperson claimed. About 1,200 men and women have stayed in short term lodging since April 25.

‘Amazing pool of talent’

There is also some aid in the non-public sector, with a person small business owner calling on neighborhood business people to comply with his case in point and get started choosing newcomers from Ukraine.

Mark Myrowich, whose company manufactures merchandise to end erosion on construction web pages, has employed 14 individuals from Ukraine — including Kashperskyi. In addition to the 9 operating at the company’s manufacturing unit in Blumenort, 5 others are functioning at its manufacturing facility in Riverton, in Manitoba’s Interlake. Myrowich has ideas to hire at the very least 5 a lot more.

“When I realized that there was many Ukrainians coming to Canada, I assumed, properly, how can I support them?” explained Myrowich, the chief executive officer of ECBVerdyol.

A man stands in front of a factory.
Mark Myrowich, the CEO of ECBVerdyol, says there is certainly enthusiasm for supporting Ukrainians coming to Manitoba. ‘The group is great here in rural Manitoba,’ he says. (Anne-Louise Michel/Radio-Canada)

His grandparents immigrated to Manitoba from Ukraine through the To start with World War.

“I am certain at that time someone had aided them. I truly feel that my obligation is to pay it forward and enable Ukrainians that are settling in Canada now. What I can give them is positions,” he reported.

Companies might see it as a hassle to employ the service of folks who may well not but speak English pretty properly, but Myrowich claims it can be been really easy to connect with his new personnel using technological know-how like Google Translate.

“If there is other business people or business enterprise people out there, genuinely think about this astounding pool of expertise that’s coming to this nation proper now, and really don’t permit language get in the way of employing them,” Myrowich reported.

He says he is functioning with a community church to assure his new workforce have help to come across housing, transportation and accessibility to other regional services.

There’s a seemingly infinite enthusiasm for supporting the newcomers, he reported.

“Every time I believe they are comprehensive, they come across more room. They’re very, extremely generous people today. The group is superb here in rural Manitoba.”