Montréal Immigration Agency
Available reels: 2
- Canada. Dept. of Immigration.
- Montréal Immigration Agency
RG 76 E 3 a
- Document source
- Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
The Montréal Immigration Agency was established by the pre-Confederation government of the Province of Canada. Most immigrants coming to Canada from Europe in the 19th century, who were officially recorded as such by the government, landed at either Québec City or (after 1880) Halifax. This "official" landing was for the purposes of federal quarantine and medical inspection. After inspection, many of the immigrant ships went on to Montreal or other seaports to land their passengers. Montréal was also a central point for immigrant reception and administration because of the large number of immigrants who sailed into such American ports as Portland and New York City, and entered Canada by land through Montreal.
This collection consists of letterbooks kept by the Dominion Immigration Agent in Montréal between 1893 and 1916 and a book of statistics on immigrant arrivals and deportations at the Montréal Immigration Agency between 1897 and 1905.