Immigration Timeline

Timeline created by naomi.francisco
In History
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    Jan 1, 1497
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    Dec 31, 1497

    EARLY EXPLORATION

    The first European to explore Canada was John Cabot. He was a sea captain who sailed to look for a new and better route to Asia but only resulted in him finding Canada's East Coast.
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    NEW FRANCE

    This was when the city of Quebec was found. It was found by Samuel de Champlain in 1604. This man was a French colonist, a navigator and more. He accomplished 21-29 trips across the Atlantic ocean and again founded Quebec.
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    ESTABLISHMENT OF QUEBEC

    After just 4 years Samuel de Champlain established Quebec city. the French settlers also established the colony Acadia that surrounded of what we know of now as the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
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    7 YEAR WAR

    This was a war, or better yet the first global war fought in places such as Europe, America, India and at sea. More specifically in North America the rivals, the French and the British fought for supremacy but later resulting in Britain winning the war.
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    THE FIRST LOYALIST ARRIVE

    In this time the first United Empire Loyalist and 1,124 refugees arrived in Halifax Nova Scotia following another 40,000 that arrived in Halifax and Quebec coming from New England.
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    UNDERGROUND RAILROADS

    During this time period over 30,000 slaves crossed the Canadian border with these so called underground railways. Harriet Tubman the leader of this, helped hundred or even thousands of slaves get to Canada with also more help from sympathizers.
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    "BLACK REFUGEES"

    A British man names Alexander who was a Vice-Admiral offered transportation to anyone wanting to leave the United States which was widely circulated among the Black population. Around over 2,000 refugees left the States and arrived in Nova Scotia in 1816.
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    THE GREAT MIGRATION

    This was when many people came to Canada and immigrated here. The reasons for this immigration are many. examples being such as the American War of Independence causing a flood of Americans to immigrate to Canada. Other reasons such as the Britain's being in the middle of an industrial and agriculture revolution resulting in people being squeezed out of the countryside and low employment rates.
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    SURPLUS CHILDREN

    During this time period a man named Robert Chambers told a committee of the British Parliament that London was apparently "too full" and that they should move the children to Canada for farm labor resulting in many children immigrating to Canada
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    FIRST FEMALE CHINESE CITIZEN

    A woman named Kwong Lee who was a wife of a merchant decided to leave China and became the first ever Canadian Chinese citizen in Victoria, British Columbia.
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    JAPANSES SETTLEMENT

    From 1877 to 1928 many Japanese people settled into Canada with the first man being Manzo Nagano. then during 1914 a wave of 10,000 people of Japanese ancestry had settled permanently in Canada.
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    CHIINESE HEAD TAX

    As the years went by more and more Chinese immigrants moved to Canada, However they were the only ethnic group who were obligated to pay head taxes causing a dramatic drop of the Chinese population in Canada.
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    CHINESE IMMIGRATION ACT

    At this time the Chinese immigration Act was replaced by legislation that suspended Chinese Immigration day or known as "Humiliation Day" this would not be repealed until 1947
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    PIER 21 OPENS

    In Halifax, Nova Scotia Pier 21 opens. this was a point of entry for over 1 million immigrants into Canada and also a point of departure for over half a million soldiers in the Second World War.
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    DEPORTATION OF JAPANESE CANADIANS

    During this period of time the government attempted to try and deport over 10,000 Japanese Canadians back to Japan but was stopped by a protest from all parts of Canada. However, 4,000 Japanese Canadians were still deported to Japan.