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					Immigration
and Canada
Clifford Sifton
 Canada needed more labourers and farmers



 Sifton, Minister of the Interior decided upon an OPEN DOOR POLICY for
  immigration



 Huge advertising campaign in Europe



 The ideal settler was “a stalwart peasant in a sheep-skin coast born on
  the soil, whose forefathers have been farmers for ten generations, with
  a stout wife and a half dozen children
Pull Factors to Canada

 Huge advertising campaign by Sifton



 Many work opportunities in Canada



 Freedom of religion and democratic
  freedoms
Push Factors
 Poor economic conditions, cities were
  overcrowded and farmland was expensive



 Religious persecution



 Work was limited
Multicultural
 As a result of massive immigration,
  Canada was become more multi-
  cultural



 In spite of this, certain ethnic
  groups were the victims of
  discrimination



 East Indians, Blacks, Asians
Continuous Journey
Regulation, 1906

 Immigrants were now required to arrive in
  Canada from the country of which they were
  natives or citizens



 No ships sailed directly from India to Canada



 The new regulation effectively banned
  immigrants from India
Komagata Maru Incident

 1914, a ship called the
  Komagata Maru anchors in
  Vancouver



 It is carrying 400 passengers,
  mostly poor East Indians



 There leader was a man named
  Gurdit Singh
Challenge to Canada

 Singh hoped to challenge the Continuous
  Journey Regulation



 The ship lay in the harbour for weeks, where the
  passengers where deprived water and food



 After two months, the ship was forced to leave
  Canadian waters
African-American Immigration

 NO attempt was made to recruit
  African farmers or African-
  American farmers



 There was no policy regarding
  them, but most of their immigration
  applications were rejected



 John Ware – An Albertan cowboy
John Ware
 Born into slavery in South Carolina



 Worked in Alberta as a rancher



 Became a legend because of his skills with a horse



 A success story about African-American
  immigration to Canada

				
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