Immigration to Canada facts
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.
Canada lets many people move to Canada. Because of this, there are some high percentages of non-Canadians in ethnicity results.
First large group: 1700s
In the 1700s, the French were settling in Quebec and Acadia, followed by some American and European movement.
Second large group: 1800s
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
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
This group saw an increase in Asian immigrants.
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