History of Immigration in canada

Timeline created by AbigailWard
In History
  • The start of Decimation against Chinese

    The start of Decimation against Chinese
    Chinese were discriminated against very early in Canada's history. Chinese came to Canada, even before confederation, for the Fraser valley gold rush. The white men didn't like them even though reasons they came to Canada was similar to the non-Chinese settlers. The white men also thought the Chinese men were taking away their jobs, as in building the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The white men believed they were "too alien" in their customs and manner to integrate to British subjects.
  • First Immigration in Canada

    First Immigration in Canada
    First immigration act reflects an “open door” policy to encourage immigrants to settle in western provinces. White men were given free land to start their farms. This helped improve Canada's economy. There were very few restrictions on the immigration.
  • Chinese Head Tax

    Chinese Head Tax
    In 1885, Parliament took a suggestion from, Justice John Hamilton Gray, of putting a head tax of $10 of every Chinese who came to Canada. The lawmakers took it farther and put a $50 tax on each Chinese person.
  • Chinese Head Tax Raised

    Chinese Head Tax Raised
    In 1903 the tax was raised to $100, instead of $50, which is around $2,158.33 in 2017.
  • Chinese Head Tax Raised again

    Chinese Head Tax Raised again
    In 1903, the amount raised from $100 to $500 which is equivalent to $10,791.67 in 2017.
  • Komagata Maru Incident

    Komagata Maru Incident
    In 1914, a ship, which carried economic immigrants, sailed from Hong Kong to Vancouver seeking a better life style. The ship was not allowed to enter Canada because of the exclusion law. This law aimed to keep out immigrants from Asian countries. The Indian people aboard the ship had nowhere to go so they stayed at the docks for two months before they were forced to leave.
  • Komagata Maru Incident part 2

    Komagata Maru Incident part 2
    The ship, which was named Komagata Maru, was escorted out of Canadian territory and was then stopped by a British gun boat. The British tried to arrest a number of men. This resulted in gunfire which killed at least 19 people.
  • Internment of Ukrainian Canadians

    Internment of Ukrainian Canadians
    Ukrainian Canadians were interned by the Canadian government and were labeled "enemy aliens" in Canada during and for two years after the end of the First World War, under the terms of the War Measures Act. Canada interned 8,579 Ukrainian Canadians amd forced them to do labor work such as pave roads and build buildings. One example that is still standing today is Banff National Park.
  • Internment of Italian Canadians

    Internment of Italian Canadians
    The beginning of the Interment of Italian Canadians started on June 10th, 1940 when Italy declared war on Canada. The Minister of Justice signed the order shortly after which labeled all Italian-Canadians as “enemy aliens”. Most of the Italian Canadians were moved from central and eastern Canada to Petawawa, Ontario but the ones who were considered a threat by the RCMP were moved to Fredericton/Ripples, New Brunswick.
  • Internment of Japanese Canadians

    Internment of Japanese Canadians
    After the attack on Pearl Harbour, Japanese Canadians were removed from their homes and businesses and sent to internment camps. RCMP started to arrest suspected Japanese operatives. Special trains took Japanese detainees from place to place picking up more and more people along the way.
  • Refugees being Added as an Immigration Category

    Refugees being Added as an Immigration Category
    This was the first Canadian immigration legislation to recognize refugees as a class of immigrants.The act was created to “fulfill Canada’s international legal obligations with respect to refugees and to uphold its humanitarian tradition with respect to the displaced and the persecuted.” This act became inforced by all of Canada is 1968
  • Immigration act

    Immigration act
    The Immigration act is a significant change in Canadian immigration legislation. It was the first immigration act to outline the basic objectives of Canadian immigration policy, define refugees as it's own class of immigrants. Under the act, there are three classes of immigrants. They are independent immigrants, who were choose based off the the points system; a family class and refugees as defined by the United Nations (UN) Definition of Refugee.
  • Immigration act part 2

    Immigration act part 2
    This was the first formal inclusion of refugees as a class of immigrant. Before the Act, refugee stays had been determined by a case by case basis. A big feature of the act was the requirement of the minister of immigration was responsible to work with the provinces in immigration planning and management. After consulting with the provinces, the minster brought the Parliament numbers that the provinces agreed on to take refugees.This act came into effect in 197.
  • Singh Decision

    Singh Decision
    Satnam Singh came from India seeking refugee status in Canada but Canada rejected his case under that immigration act 1976. Because of the act, Mr. Singh could not present his case in person. The supreme court said this violated section 7 of the charter of rights and freedoms. As result Canada established a refugee and immigrant hearing board to have fair and quick hearings. Also to have the hearings in person.
  • Creation of Immigration Categories

    Creation of Immigration Categories
    Canadian immigration legislation dates from 1869. It was used to recognize the important role that immigration plays in the foundation of canada. The canadian government now looks at objectives such as humanitarianism(refugee), economic contribution, or family reunification rather than ethnic origin. Humanitarianism(refugee) are people who need to flee from their country to survive. Some examples are people fleeing because they are being persecuted for their religion, political views, and race.
  • Creation of Immigration Categories part 2

    Creation of Immigration Categories part 2
    Economic contribution is the category for immigrants who have skills and experience to work in the workplace There is a cap of 8,000 people allowed for this category. The Immigrants are invited on a point system. An immigrant must score at least 67 points to be accepted in in this category. The last category is the Family reunification. Sponsors must be older than 18 and have a minimum annual income of $22,229, a safe place and lifestyle to have their families come and live with them.
  • Immigration and refugee protection act

    Immigration and refugee protection act
    The Immigration and refugee protection act was created by Canada's parliament and replaced the Immigration act, 1976 as the main legislation of Immigration to Canada. The act creates a framework of goals and guidelines the Government believes are important to achieve to be able to migrate to Canada. A few objectives of this act was to reunite families, to support a constraint standard of Immigration goals with correlation with the provinces, and to protect public health and safety.