Immigration Records and Family History Research Help

The Scotiabank Family History Centre researchers offer help for people who 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:

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.