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History of immigration in Canada

Timeline
1 July 1867 Canada becomes a country
1872 The Dominion Lands Act is passed. On the payment of a ten-dollar fee, men aged over twenty-one can
receive 160 acres of land. The Canadian government wants to settle the West with farmers loyal to Canada.
1885 The federal government passes an Act restricting Chinese immigration to Canada. A fifty-dollar head
tax is charged to each immigrant. The head tax is gradually increased over the years, finally peaking at five
hundred dollars in 1903. A house costs $3000
1899 The North Atlantic Trading Company is organized by Sifton. European shipping agents would direct
agricultural settlers to Canada. If they did this, and the settlers were genuine farmers with at least one
hundred dollars per family, the government in Ottawa would pay the shipping companies a large bonus.
1906 A new Immigration Act is passed. This law amalgamates all previous legislation dealing with
immigration. It also prohibits immigration to Canada for a group of undesirable people, primarily people either
mentally or physically handicapped. The bill also gives the government the right to deport undesirable
immigrants.
1914 -1918 World War I. The battles are fought primarily on European soil.
1918 Europe has been badly affected by the war, and many people are looking to emigrate. Canada does not
want these immigrants. Anti-foreigner sentiment is high after the war, and the Canadian government is fearful
of letting too many immigrants into Canada. They think these European immigrants might cause a rebellion
similar to the one that occurred in Russia in 1917.

1918 Europe has been badly affected by the war, and many
people are looking to emigrate. Canada does not want these
immigrants. Anti-foreigner sentiment is high after the war, and the
Canadian government is fearful of letting too many immigrants
into Canada.
1923 The restrictions applying to immigrants from Germany and
other World War I enemy countries are lifted.
1923 A law is passed that almost stops Chinese immigration
1930 The Great Depression begins, and Canada falls into an
economic slump. A law is passed forbidding immigration to anyone
except for people with enough money to establish and maintain
themselves on a farm.

After the second world war the Canadian government


1947 The Canadian Citizenship Act is passed, and Canadian citizenship is legally established. Previously,
Canadians officially had been British subjects. Canadian citizenship is given to people whether or not they
were born in Canada. Immigrants generally have to live in Canada for five years before applying for
citizenship. The Act also implements a revised oath of allegiance to Canada
1962 A reform is passed that eliminates racial discrimination in Canadas immigration policy. Any
unsponsored person who has the necessary qualifications can be considered for immigration to Canada,
regardless of skin colour, race, or ethnic origin.
1967 The Points System is created. Because the right to immigrate is no longer based on race or ethnicity,
a new system is needed that is not based on racial criteria. Potential immigrants are assigned points in a
number of categories, including education, age, personal characteristics, fluency in French or English, and
job opportunities in Canada. If they receive more than fifty points, they are accepted into Canada
1982 The Canada Act is passed. Canada repatriates its constitution and adds the Charter of Rights and
Freedoms.
1985 The Citizenship Act is passed. It specifies all the regulations governing Canadian citizenship and is
still being used in 2006
July 1988 The Canadian Multiculturalism Act is passed unanimously by both the House of Commons and
the Senate, making Canada the first country in the world to have a national multiculturalism law. The law reaffirms multiculturalism as an essential component of Canadian society

2001 Out of the 250,346 immigrants who come to Canada:


-66,644 were from the family class -137,085 were from the skilled
worker, independent class -15,854 came as entrepreneurs,
investors, or self-employed -27,094 came as refugees.
2005 18 percent of Canadas population is born outside of
Canada. Over 150,000 people become Canadian citizens a year.
China and Hong Kong, India, and the Philippines are the top three
sources for Canadian immigrants.
2006 A bill is being discussed in parliament to allow a child born
outside Canada but adopted by Canadian citizens to receive
Canadian citizenship without first having to become a permanent
resident.

Canada Immigration Intake,


1860 to 2013

In 2015 Hoon and Simon arrived in Vancouver (Canada)


they had no idea what the history of immigration was so
they start to search. Both of them was shocked how
friendly Canadian are.

Thank you for your


attention !!!