Immigration to Canada

Steerage Passenger Inspection & Vaccination Card - Canadian Port of Entry (Quebec) - 1912.

Steerage Passenger Inspection & Vaccination Card - Canadian Port of Entry (Quebec) - 1912 for Immigrant William (Wm.) Cudby on the SS Corsican Departing from Liverpool 27 June 1912 and Arriving in Quebec 4 July 1912. He Cleared Immigration the Following Day. Immigration Documentation Collection, Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives. GGA Image ID # 776afd26e4

Canada is a huge country. In fact, it is half a conti nent, with Provinces as large as European States, and obviously conditions must vary considerably. The intending settler, male or female, has ample scope for pick and choice, and the services of this Department of Canadian Government Emigration Services, are not only desirable, but in many cases essential, before a decision is arrived at by those who are destitute of friends in Canada to advise them.

Harbour Scene at Montreal.

Report on Immigration to Canada (1906)

The report of the Superintendent of Immigration upon the work of this branch of the department will be found under Part II of the general report. As a result of the system of classification which was inaugurated some time ago, a statement is now submitted by the superintendent from which the origin of new arrivals may be readily ascertained.


Ex-Hindu Soldiers at Victoria, BC.

Canada's New Immigrant - The Hindu - 1907

The general feeling throughout the districts affected by the immigration of the Hindu is not at all favorable to him. Although no outward manifestation of hostility has been apparent, there lies underneath a simmering of dislike, as evidenced in several instances of late.


Scottish Immigrants To Canada

Canadian Immigration Policy - 1908

CANADA'S present policy on immigration dates from the year 1897, when Mr. Clifford Sifton took office in Ottawa as Minister of the Interior. During the past decade, the Dominion Government has not merely encouraged immigration but has fostered it by every means within its power.


Immigrants In Quebec Harbor

The Canadian Immigration Law (1910)

Notwithstanding the fact tiiat Canada makes persistent efforts to promote immigration its law relative to the exclusion of undesirable immigrants is liardly less rigid than that of the United States. In fact the classes excluded under the laws of both countries are nearly identical, as will be seen from the following comparison of such sections of the Canadian law as relate to exclusion with Section 2 of the United States law.


Child Emigrants Sent to Canada During the Summer of 1912 by the Salvation Army.

Canada's Child Immigrants - 1913

A Vast Field, a Wide Demand, and an Inadequate Supply. The extensive field which Canada offers for child immigrants is being increasingly recognized in the British Isles, both by emigration authorities and societies, and also private individuals.


Working Lads Who Emigrated to Ontario During the Summer of 1912.

Settlers the Provinces Need - 1913

A report recently presented to the Minister of the Interior, by Mr. Arthur Hawkes, the Special Commissioner on Canadian immigration, surveyed the conditions in the nine Provinces. . Mr. Hawkes brought out the following points...


Newly Arriving Immigrants Nearing the Land of Opportunity in the Dominion of Canada.

Openings for Women in Canada - 1920

The following passages are taken from the report by Miss F. M. Girdler and Miss Gladys S. Pott, the Commissioners who recently visited Canada on behalf of the Oversea Settlement Committee to ascertain what openings there might be for the employment and settlement of women upon the land, and what demand, if any, existed for women in industrial, commercial, and other classes of occupations.


British Immigrant Children At Landing Stage - Saint John, NB

Canada's Attitude Toward Immigration (1921)

The Dominion still wants agricultural immigrants, and aids them with loans, but the United States law restricting immigration complicates the whole problem—Signs that the European tide will seek to make Canada a gateway to the United States.


Third-Class Passengers on Board the Canadian Pacfic SS "Melita" Ready for Medical Inspection.

Canadian Immigration Regulations - 1921

The Canadian Department of Immigration and Colonization continues to apply such immigration regulations as are required to carry out the policy adopted by the Canadian Parliament.


Imperial Ex-Servicemen Who Left Liverpool for Ontario via the CPR Ship "Empress of France."

Free Passages to Canada - 1921

Ex-servicemen wishing to settle within the Empire overseas, may obtain free third-class passages for themselves and their dependents to the nearest convenient port to their destination in Canada.


Example of a Landing Card for Second Cabin Passenger John Grant on Board the SS Corsican of the Allan Line Departing from Glasgow circa Early 1900s.

Canadian Immigration Image Library

Books, brochures, articles, and other ephemera provided photographs and Illustrations of the conditions and experiences of immigrants who chose to immigrate to Canada from the late 1800s through World War I.


Canadian Customs: Notice to Passengers on Inbound Steamship, June 1932.

Canadian Customs: Notice to Passengers on Inbound Steamship, June 1932. Form 25/721. GGA Image ID # 15f80f82ac

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