How were the first immigration journeys like?

In the history of Canada, the largest wave of immigration occurred just after the War of 1812. Immigrants from Britain, Europe, and United States were the first to come to Canada because of promises and benefits the canadian government promised. At the time, the journey over water took more than a months time in extremely tough living environments, which caused many to catch diseases: countless passengers died on the treacherous journey.

 

The Immigrants of Britain

The largest movement of immigration of Britain took place from 1815-1850. The largest reason that pushed many out of Britain was the overpopulation of the cities and countryside; however, what drew thousands of British to immigrate to Canada was the potato famine that developed in Britain. This motivated many farmers from Ireland and Scotland to emigrate in search of the rich unused soil Canada could provide.

 

The Immigrants of Black Canadians

 

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Posted on June 7, 2014, in Multiculturalism. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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