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Canadian Immigration Laws Timeline by Jacob V & James R.

By JacobV
  • First Immigration Act

    The first immigration act in Canada was established in 1869. The policy was the "open door" and laid restrictions on people whom wanted to emigrate to Canadian soil.
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  • The Dominion Act

    The Dominion Lands Act of 1872 was a decree that gave one fourth of a section of free land (160 acres). This was targeted to any recent settler of 21 years of age or older whom had to pay a 10 dollar registration fee.
  • Clifford Sifton

    In 1896, the new minister of the Interior, Clifford Sifton. He actively chased immigrants from all parts of Europe, and this was mainly to just open up the Canadian West.
  • Frank Oliver

    Frank Oliver became Minister of the Interior in 1905, and his first act was to establish an immigration act. This act was known as the Immigration Act of 1906, and defined immigrants.
  • Vancouver Riots

    Riots in Vancouver started, pleading the demands from British Columbia to limit the flow of Asian people in British Columbia. This made an awkward position for both Canada and Japan, and caused future issues.
  • Continuous Journey Regulation

    The Laurier government made an important new imminent, called the "Continuous Journey Regulation". Under this regulation, basically it effectively banned all Indian immigration to Canada.
  • Immagration act of 1910

    Oliver, who was responsible for the Immigration Act of 1910 to ban race that was not suitable for the climate or requirements of Canada. And they deported anyone who believed in an anarchist government.
  • The 1914 Asian Problem.

    A dramatic challenge for Asians in Vancouver in 1914. When 376 East Indians (22 of whom are returning Canadians). Arrived in Vancouver harbor on Japanese Tramp Steamer. It was called the Komagata Maru, a hostile reception was met, and the vessel remained in the harbor for weeks.
  • Abolishment

    The Canadian Government later abolished the head tax, which had been placed on Chinese immigrants on 1885. The law went to effect and took place on July 1st, 1923, and was called "Humiliation Day" by the Canadian Chinese.
  • The Desperate Refugees

    Around this time, Jewish people experienced many different problems with the Nazi's. During this time, Canada suddenly banned different types of refugies, including the Jewish, which made even more issues.
  • Canadian Citizenship Act of 1947.

    This new citizenship act provided the "conferring" of a common Canadian citizenship of all Canadian Citizenship. All Canadians can have automatic right in Canada now. Married women would now have full control of their nationality.
    Citizenship would be lost under special means.
    Citizenship applicant can exchange 20 years of citizenship for for the knowledge of French and English.
  • Order in Councle Replacement.

    In 1950, the goverment made another Order in Councle,replacing all the other previous Orders and Amendments with respect to immigration.
  • The New Immigration Act of 1952

    The new immigration act was fairly similar to the 1947 Act. It focused on the different types of individuals who should be denied entrance to Canada.
  • Bill Of Rights

    This Canadian Bill of Rights was introduced by John Diefenbaker, and eliminated discrimination on colour, race, religion, etc. The racial immigration policy was canceled in 1962
  • White Paper

    A white paper on immigration was played in 1966, it found that immigration had made a major contribution to achieving the national goal. This goal was to obtain a higher population and economic status.
  • Point System

    A brand new system was introduced in 1967, called the point system. It was a method that could eliminate prejudiced in the selection of certain immigrants. It immigrants got a maximum "strike limit" on different categories, and if said immigrant is causing grief, they can immediately deport them.
  • Immigration Appeal Board Act

    This new board set up a fully independent section. Anyone supposed to deport can apeal to this board, no matter what said persons status was. This act was actually amended in 1973 by the Bill C-197, which contained "provisions" to clear up this boards crisis.
  • British North Amarican Act

    This new act, bestowed on Canada, in 1967. It recongized that immigration was just a joint federal (Responsible for both provincial and federal) was their responibility
  • Immigration Act of 1976

    This new immigration act is considered the cornerstone of still present day polocies. This truly spelt out fundimental and nessicary objectives of Canada. Basically, it's Canada's goals written down.