Canadian Ethnic and Immigration History

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Black Canadian: Encyclopedia II - Black Canadian - Black immigration __ A general overview of Black immigration to Canada.  But almost as important is the wealth of links to other resources it provides. - From -


Black Historical and Cultural Society of British Columbia __ Learn about the history of black emigrants to British Columbia. You will find biographical 'snapshots' of several people. - illustrated - From -


Canada Web Directory: Ethnicity __ A collection of links to many aspects of ethnicity and ethnic life in Canada. - from -


Canadian Ethnic Groups __ A brief overview of Canadian ethnic group history. - From -


Category:Ethnic groups in Canada __ Index of articles about ethnic groups in Canada found in Wikipedia - From wikipedia -


Canadian Immigration History Articles __  A collection of magazine articles, mostly older ones, about Canadian Immigration. You can see how editorial policy abd style changed with the times. - From -



Encyclopedia: List of Canadians by ethnicity __ "This is a list of Canadians by the ethnic identification or identifications they chose to list on their census form. Many Canadians acknowledge multiple affiliations." - From -


Ethnic Groups in Canada - MSN Encarta __ A multi-page overview of ethnic groups in Canada including government policy, culture and much more. - From -


From Immigration To Integration - Chapter One __ An online book about the history of the Jewish People and Canada. You move to the next chapter by a link at the bottom of the page. - From -


History of Immigration to Canada __ "Learn more about the people who helped build and populate Canada from this selection of resources on the history of immigration to Canada, mainly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." - From - 


History of Russian immigration - Russian Toronto __ A history of Russian immigration revolving around six "waves" of immigration. - From -


History of Ukrainians in Canada __ "There have been three Ukrainian immigrations to Canada, each differing in numbers, the conditions in Canada which attracted them and the conditions in their homeland which made them leave."  Learn about all three in this rather detailed article. - illustrated - From -


A hundred years of immigration to Canada __ "A chronology focusing on refugees and discrimination"  - From -


Immigration to Canada __ You will find an interactive timeline.  Clicking on the timeline will take you to images.  To continue with the text, click "more" at the end of each article. - From -


Immigrants to Canada - Chinese __ "Chinese immigration into British Columbia began in the 1850s with the discovery of gold in the Fraser valley. These Chinese came from the United States, drawn to California a few years earlier also because of gold."  An overview. - From -  


Immigrants to Canada - from Continental Europe __ A look at immigration from continental Europe covering how some people had to leave their homelands, by getting permission of the authorities,  booking passage, the voyage and arrival.  - From -


Internment of Ukrainians in Canada 1914-1920 __ You will read a documentary of the internment of Ukrainians in Canada during W.W.I. "These internees were used to develop Canadian infrastructure as "forced-labourers". They were used to develop Banff National Park, the logging industry in Northern Ontario & Quebec, the steel mills in Ontario & Nova Scotia, and in the mines in British Columbia, Ontario & Nova Scotia. This infrastructure development program benefited Canadian corporations to such a degree that the internment was carried on for two years after the end of World War I. - 


Japanese Immigration to Alberta __ A history of the Japanese in Alberta.  There was a time when Alberta deliberately tried to get rid of them. - From -

A Scattering of Seeds – The Creation of Canada __ You will find a website based on a 52-part tv series about Canada's immigrants. Teacher's information and curriculum guides are included. - illustrated - from - 



Scots in Canada __ "Before 1971, Canadians of Scottish descent were listed as a separate category from British. In the 1960's, they were the third largest ethnic group in the country (after the English and French). Including large numbers of Scotch-Irish from Ulster, they have formed a distinctive cultural group since the 17th century. Not only did the Scots (of all categories, Highland, Lowland and Scotch-Irish) prove particularly influential in the settlement and growth of Canada; they also quickly assumed roles of leadership and influence in Canadian society." - From -


Statistics Canada: Ethnic Diversity Survey __ "Topics covered in the survey include ethnic ancestry, ethnic identity, place of birth, visible minority status, religion, religious participation, knowledge of languages, family background, family interaction, social networks, civic participation, interaction with society, attitudes, satisfaction with life, trust and socio-economic activities." - From government of Canada -


Timeline of Canadian Immigration Policy __ Annotated timeline of important dates, legislation, and events in the history of Canadian immigration policy. - From Heritage Community Foundation -


Top 25 Ethnic Origins in Canada __ A listing of Canadian ethnic origins from largest to smallest. - From -




Understanding Canadian Diversity __ "In the Teacher Zone, you will find lesson plans dealing with immigration, rights and responsibilities, human rights, and multiculturalism...The Student Zone contains photographs, audio and video samples, textual information, and various activities dealing with the topics mentioned above"  You will find a wealth of resources with a little navigation. English or French. - From Heritage Community Foundation - Canadian Ethnic History and Oral History __ "The history of the “Arc” restaurant, first discussed on the North Bay page, is an interesting illustration of the multi-cultural nature of Canadian history."  You will find an interesting read about a Greek family. - From -


The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Canada __ A history of the Jewish People and Canada. - illustrated - From -   


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