As noted in the material, there are now around 100,000 Ukrainians in Canada who have moved under the refugee program. Many were attracted by the free admissions from Canadian charities, others by the high “elevation” of the government. However, in reality, not everything was so rosy.
“We all grew up on movies where the United States and Canada are portrayed as prosperous countries, everything is so new and stuffy. And when I went here, I thought I would find technology, but like I had it ten years ago,” the Ukrainian Alina Ivenko cites the publication.
He added that many Canadians still use “dial phones” on the street, write letters on paper and pay for purchases with checks.
According to another refugee, Anastasia Moire, Canada was expensive in terms of taxes and the banking system was very “slow and outdated”. Another migrant agrees with her, saying that the lack of knowledge of the language forces her family to survive in a foreign country.
A kyiv resident, Veronika, who settled in Toronto, complained of problems with the medicine. “To get to the doctor, you can wait a month. And in the emergency hospital, my son and I waited eight hours in chairs with a temperature of over 40,” the woman was outraged.
In March 2022, Canada granted Ukrainians emergency permission to enter the country, while those who arrive cannot get permanent resident or refugee status, they are allowed to stay here for three years as temporary residents, RIA Novosti recalls. .
Earlier, Irish Independent columnist Rodney Edwards reported that in Ireland, Ukrainian refugees are forced to live in cramped rooms with rats, no showers and cold. At the same time, Ukrainians are afraid to complain about poor conditions, assuming they can be expelled.