On March 15, 2022, the Ministry of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills of Newfoundland and Labrador issued a Ministerial Statement to show the province’s support to Ukraine. Gerry Byrne, Minister of Immigration of the province, condemned the illegal and unjustified war imposed by Russia and recognized the humanitarian crisis evolving both inside and outside of Ukraine. He stated that the province has created a Ukrainian Family Support Desk within the Office of Immigration and Multiculturalism and is ready to show leadership to welcome Ukrainians.