Montréal Immigration Agency

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Document Record

Creator
Canada. Dept. of Immigration.
Title
Montréal Immigration Agency
Identifier
lac_mikan_161574
RG 76 E 3 a
R1206-221-7-E
Government
Immigration
Document source
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Language
English
Description
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.
URL
https://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.lac_mikan_161574