Annotated Immigration Timeline

Timeline created by 19hayneet
In History
  • 1497

    Arrival In "Asia"

    John Cabot lands in Canada while searching for a new route to to Asia for their spices.
  • 1534

    French Colonization

    Jaques Cartier sets up the first French Colony.
  • Acadia

    Some of the first French settlers began settling in the Maritimes
  • Chinese Rush To Canada

    The gold rush in the colony of Vancouver Island initially drew in Chinese from California but did also eventually also bring Chinese from China itself.
  • Manitoba Mennonites

    Around 7,000 Mennonites were drawn to Manitoba by promises of military exemption as well as autonomy in culture, land, and education.
  • Dominion Lands Act

    In an effort to encourage emigration to the praries, this land act brought in around 625,000 claimants.
  • "First" Icelandic Immigrants

    The first Icelandic people since the time of the vikings came to Canada.
  • Gimli

    Gimli was created in Manitoba by Icelandic Settlers.
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    Underground Railroad

    The Underground Railroad started in the late 1700s. Though exact numbers are unknown, it's estimated that around 185,000 slaves had escaped to Canada by 1850.
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    Mennonite Immigration

    Around 2,000 Mennonite's came to Canada from Pennsylvania across the Niagra River to settle in the Niagara Peninsula and near the Grand River (modern-day Ontario).
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    "Sifton" Immigration

    Overpopulation and unemployment prompted many Hungarians, Romanianins, and Ukraininans to move to Canada.
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    Mass British Immigration

    Over 800,000 immigrants mostly from the British Isles came to Canada.
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    Home Away From Home

    Aproximately 16,800 Icelandic immigrants came to Canada (mainly Manitoba) and due to that Manitoba now has the second largest Icelandic Population in the world.
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    Pacific Railroad

    Around15,000 Chinese came from the United States and China to construct the railroad.
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    Polygamous Persecution

    After polygamy was outlawed in the United States, many Mormons fled to Alberta (around 7,000 by 1910), bringing with them new techniques to farm the land.
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    Population BOOM

    Saskatchewan's population experienced a massive burst of 1124.77%.
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    Ukrainian Block Settlements

    Around 170,000 settlers came to Canada from Ukraine and settled in block settlements.
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    Jewish Immigration

    After facing difficulties with restrictive laws in Europe, many Jews moved to Canada, mostly Winnipeg which to this day remains a hub for Jewish buisnesses.
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    Moving To Their Northern Neighbour

    During this 13 year period over 750,000 immigrants (mostly returning canadians) immigrated from the United States.
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    Amber Vallety

    After having new laws retrict Black People in Okalhoma, around 1,500 fled to Amber Valley in Canada.