Across Cultures

Canada: A welcoming land?

About this theme

This theme explores the history of immigration to Canada and the policies that shaped the country.

In the Shadow of Gold Mountain

In the Shadow of Gold Mountain
Charlie Quan with his Head Tax Certificate.


Description
In 1885 thousands of Chinese men were laid off after the last spike was struck at the end of the CPR track. Later that year Canada imposed a Head Tax on all Chinese labourers seeking to come to work in Canada and escape poverty at home.

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