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Encyclopedias or Reference Books:


Books about:

For books about specific ethnic groups, try a Keyword search with the words “Portuguese and Canada” or “Poles and Canada”, etc.


Audiovisual material:


Historical statistics and maps:

Statistics Canada is the government departments that collects, analyzes and creates reports based on statistics gathered from the census, surveys and other methods. Find information at the following,



A Hundred Years of Immigration to Canada: a Chronology Focusing on Refugees and Discrimination
This website by the Canadian Council for Refugees consists of : Part 1 (1900-1949) and Part 2 (1950-1999) .

Canada’s Immigration Museum
As well as being a museum site, there is also a brief history of Pier 21 as an important landing place for ships coming to Canada.