Chinese Immigration in Canadian History

  • Head Tax

    The federal government increases the Chinese immigration head tax to $100, to take effect in 1902.
  • Head Tax Increase

    The federal government raises the head tax to $500.
  • Riots in Chinatown

    Anti-Asian riots progressed through Chinatown in Vancouver, destroying Chinese and Japanese buisnesses.
  • Chinese Labour Association

    The Chinese Labour Association is founded in British Columbia.
  • YMCI and Chinese Students

    The Young Mens Christian Institute holds the first conference for Chinese students.
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    White Women for Hire

    A law was passed making it illegal for a white woman to work in an Asian owned resteraunt or laundromat.
  • Veterens Given the Vote

    A handful of Chinese Veterens are given the right to vote.
  • The Chinese Immigration Act

    The new Chinese Immigration Act was set forth on July 1, 1923.
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    Chinese-Canadian Soldiers

    Canadian and Chinese-Canadian soldiers fight alongside each other in the Second World War.
  • The Vote

    Chinese Canadians are given the right to vote in Federal Elections because of pressure from various lobbying groups. They are also given the right to work as lawyers, pharmacists, and accountants.
  • Immigration

    Chinese Canadians are given the same voting rights as other immigrants.
  • Compensation

    The families of Chinese immigrants who were subject to the head tax, recieve compensation.
  • The TADC

    The Toronto Association for Democracy in China is set forth.
  • All Chinese Radio Station

    In Toronto an all Chinese radio station is established.