The New Democrats believe that an essential first step in supporting Ukraine is the conclusion of an agreement allowing Ukrainians visa-free access to Canada. Such an agreement would facilitate contacts between Canadian and Ukrainian civil society organizations, an important element in strengthening reform efforts in Ukraine. It would also build on the success of the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement for the mutual benefit of both economies. This would be a similar agreement to Ukraine`s with the European Union and would complement the visa waiver that Canadians already have in Ukraine. This is a priority issue for the Ukrainian government. In addition, Canada should reinstate the Youth Mobility Agreement with Ukraine, which allows qualified Ukrainians to apply for travel and work within Canada for up to one year. .