The Scotiabank Family History Centre offers remote research services for people who are not able to visit the museum but would like to locate an immigration record.
Our staff use a variety of internal and external sources to locate immigration records, manifests and passenger lists.
Research we can help with:
- Someone arrived between 1865 and 1935 →
- Someone sailing from the UK before 1960 or a War Bride →
- Someone sailing on the Holland-America Line or Swedish American Line after 1935 →
Arrived after 1935
Unfortunately, staff are not able to access Canadian immigration records for persons arriving after 1935. All records for arrivals after 1935 are held in Ottawa with the Department of Citizenship and Immigration and are not open to the public.
Even though we are unable to access the Canadian Arrival Records, there are some sources to find personal records for immigration after 1935.