Immigration to Canada
Immigration to Canada is a way that people from other countries can move to Canada. Some laws about this include the Immigration Act 1976, and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2002.
History[change | change source]
First large group: 1700s[change | change source]
Second large group: 1800s[change | change source]
The War of 1812 promoted British and Irish immigration to Canada. Some British officers went to Canada, fearing that the Americans would invade Canada. While Irish immigration was still high, eventually some went to the United States.
Others went to Canada from America, especially during the Klondike Gold Rush.
Third and fourth groups: 1900s[change | change source]
This time, many people went to Canada from Europe. A large spike in the third group was pre-World War I.
Fifth group: the present[change | change source]
This group saw an increase in Asian immigrants.