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History of immigration in Canada

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

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

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

• 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.• 2001 – Out of the 250. India. or self-employed -27. China and Hong Kong.854 came as entrepreneurs.346 immigrants who come to Canada: -66.094 came as refugees. • 2005 – 18 percent of Canada’s population is born outside of Canada. Over 150. and the Philippines are the top three sources for Canadian immigrants.644 were from the family class -137.000 people become Canadian citizens a year. .085 were from the skilled worker. investors. independent class -15.

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 !!! .