Pier Perspectives Blog
Settling in a new country may pose many challenges for immigrants
How do I find a passenger list? Is there a ledger? What if my ancestor came from a country that no longer exists?
In the Canadian Immigration Hall, we have a great interactive element where we ask visitors to share with us their family traditions and customs.
Increased public awareness of the Armenian genocide, between 1915 and 1923, coupled with public pressure on the part of Canadian press outlets, voluntary aid organizations, immigrant groups, and prominent Canadians, pressured federal immigration officials to admit 148 orphaned children as part of “Canada’s Noble Experiment.” The resettlement of Armenian refugee children in Canada represents the federal government’s initial involvement in international humanitarian aid by providing assistance to non-British and non-Commonwealth refugees.
I have had the pleasure of attending quite a few citizenship ceremonies in my life.