1. Housing Support
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.
For support with finding accommodation, you can also contact UCC Saskatchewan. UCC has launched a registration process for Ukrainians to match them with an accommodation that is being donated by Saskatchewan residents and businesses.
Ukrainians settling in Saskatchewan can also contact settlement agencies in Saskatchewan communities for additional supports.
For additional supports, please contact the UCC at 1-888-652-5850 or email email@example.com.
2. Power, Heat, Telephone and Internet Services
If heating, electrical, telephone, or other utilities are not included in your rent, or if you've just bought a home, you'll need to have the utilities connected before you move in. You can apply for most utility hookups online. Connection fees and application requirements may vary with different providers.
SaskTel is automatically waiving all international text message fees and long-distance charges for SaskTel wireless (postpaid and prepaid), landline and business calls and text messages made from Canada to Ukraine. SaskTel is also providing a new SIM card (one per family) and free prepaid cell phone service for up to two months for Ukrainians coming to Saskatchewan. Ukrainians settling in Saskatchewan can visit any SaskTel store to take advantage of this offer (some conditions apply).
SaskTel also made a one-time donation of $50,000 to the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan (UCC) to help support Ukrainians coming to Saskatchewan to escape the conflict in their home country.
3. Emergency Temporary Accommodations
Emergency temporary accommodations may be available for those arriving in Regina and Saskatoon with no other options. To access registration for emergency temporary accommodations, once you arrive, find and scan a QR code in Regina or Saskatoon airports.