Across Cultures

Canada: A welcoming land?

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

Examining new arrivals in Immigration Examination Hall.

Examining new arrivals in Immigration Examination Hall.
Examining new arrivals in Immigration Examination Hall.


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During the peak periods at Halifax's Pier 21 Examination Hall, up to a thousand passengers disembarking from ships would be organized into groups of 250. As many as ten immigration officers were on duty for their processing before the new arrivals boarded trains to their Canadian destinations.

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