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Immigrants admitted to Canada by Ethnic Origin 1896-1915
(Statistics Section - Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada) 

Calendar Years 1896 to 1899 and Fiscal Years 1900 to 1906
Ethnic Origin
Calendar Years #
First 6 mos. 1900
Fiscal Years
Total
1896
1897
1898
1899
1900-01
1901-02
1902-03
1903-04
1904-05
1905-06
Arabian
.
.
.
.
.
98
70
46
58
48
19
339
Armenian
.
.
.
.
.
62
112
113
81
78
82
528
Austrian
.
.
.
.
.
228
320
781
516
837
1,324
4,006
Belgian
.
.
.
.
.
132
223
303
858
796
1,106
3,418
British
12,384
11,383
11,608
10,660
5,141
11,813
17,275
42,198
51,029
65,887
87,741
327,119
    English
.
.
.
.
.
9,331
12,783
32,087
36,003
48,847
65,135
204,186
    Irish
.
.
.
.
.
70
312
423
691
770
797
3,063
    Scottish
.
.
.
.
.
1,476
2,853
7,046
10,552
11,744
15,846
49,517
    Welsh
.
.
.
.
.
933
1,311
2,236
3,128
3,998
5,018
16,624
    N.E.S. *
.
.
.
.
.
3
16
406
655
528
945
2,553
Bulgarian
.
.
.
.
.
..
1
7
14
2
71
95
Chinese
.
.
.
.
.
7
2
..
..
..
18
27
Danish
.
.
.
.
.
88
163
308
417
461
474
1,911
East Indian
.
.
.
.
.
..
..
..
..
45
387
432
Egyptian
.
.
.
.
.
1
3
1
3
2
18
28
Finnish
.
.
.
.
.
682
1,292
1,734
845
1,323
1,103
6,979
French
.
.
.
.
.
360
431
937
1,534
1,743
1,648
6,653
German
.
.
.
.
.
984
1,048
1,887
2,985
2,759
1,796
11,459
Greek
.
.
.
.
.
81
161
193
191
98
254
978
Hebrew
.
.
.
.
.
2,765
1,015
2,066
3,727
7,715
7,127
24,415
Hungarian
.
.
.
.
.
546
1,048
2,074
1,091
981
739
6,479
Icelandic
.
.
.
.
.
912
260
917
396
413
168
3,066
Iranian
.
.
.
.
.
..
1
40
5
8
7
61
Italian
.
.
.
.
.
4,710
3,828
3,371
4,445
3,473
7,959
27,786
Japanese
.
.
.
.
.
6
..
..
..
354
1,922
2,282
Maltese
.
.
.
.
.
..
..
2
..
..
..
2
Negro
.
.
.
.
.
..
..
..
..
5
42
47
Netherlander
.
.
.
.
.
25
35
223
169
281
389
1,122
Norwegian
.
.
.
.
.
265
1,015
1,746
1,239
1,397
1,415
7,077
Polish
.
.
.
.
.
4,702
6,550
8,656
8,398
7,671
6,381
42,358
Portuguese
.
.
.
.
.
..
..
..
2
2
8
12
Roumanian
.
.
.
.
.
152
551
438
619
270
396
2,426
Russian
.
.
.
.
.
1,044
2,479
5,505
1,955
1,911
3,152
16,046
Spanish
.
.
.
.
.
14
1
7
5
10
12
49
Swedish
.
.
.
.
.
485
1,013
2,477
2,151
1,847
1,802
9,775
Swiss
.
.
.
.
.
30
17
73
128
150
172
570
Syrian
.
.
.
.
.
464
1,066
847
369
630
336
3,712
Turkish
.
.
.
.
.
37
17
43
29
30
357
513
Ukranian
.
.
.
.
.
..
..
..
..
3
266
269
Yugoslavian
.
.
.
.
.
23
..
1,761
1,588
1,130
1,374
5,876
Others
4,451
7,921
11,173
21,938
10,211
446
994
137
313
563
1,203
59,350
. . . . . . . . . . . . .
From the U.S.A.
..
2,412
9,119
11,945
8,543
17,987
26,388
49,473
40,739
39,930
52,796
259,332
Total
16,835
21,716
31,900
44,543
23,895
49,149
67,379
128,364
125,899
142,853
184,064
836,597

# For the period 1896 to 1900, the distribution by ethnic origin is not available
* Immigrants from British Colonies: Newfoundland, Jamaica, Bermuda and West Indies.

Fiscal Years 1906 and 1907 & Calendar Years 1908 to 1915, inculsive
Ethnic Origins
Fiscal Years
Calendar Years
Total
1906-07
1907-08
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
Albanian
..
..
..
..
..
..
..
1
6
..
7
Arabian
31
50
7
13
7
1
11
12
4
..
136
Armenian
208
563
111
76
20
44
109
137
57
..
1,325
Austrian
562
1,899
1,758
3,337
8,523
4,987
1,231
3,232
626
14
26,169
Belgian
650
1,214
775
894
1,305
1,705
1,669
2,766
1,495
224
12,697
British
57,099
123,940
58,512
56,148
115,855
147,770
147,619
158,398
50,755
9,907
926,003
    English
41,156
90,380
39,805
35,087
76,976
99,200
104,226
113,004
35,801
6,672
642,307
    Irish
3,404
6,547
3,718
3,647
6,432
8,419
9,242
10,542
3,942
865
56,758
    Scottish
10,729
22,223
11,676
13,010
27,938
34,686
30,413
31,426
9,430
1,952
193,483
    Welsh
502
1,032
528
600
1,292
1,771
1,978
2,012
706
117
10,538
    N.E.S. *
1,308
3,758
2,785
3,804
3,217
3,694
1,760
1,414
876
301
22,917
Bulgarian
179
2,529
63
495
985
1,664
6,388
1,270
4,512
1
18,086
Chinese
92
1,884
2,163
1,833
4,657
6,644
6,992
6,298
1,600
82
32,295
Czech & Slovak
..
..
58
123
217
282
352
447
172
..
1,651
Danish
297
290
146
254
476
602
848
868
419
163
4,363
East Indian
2,124
2,623
296
5
..
3
5
88
..
1
5,145
Egyptian
10
8
2
2
..
..
7
2
3
..
34
Finnish
1,049
1,212
453
1,348
2,262
1,637
2,135
3,508
637
91
14,332
French
3,314
2,671
1,944
1,633
1,980
2,169
2,673
2,668
1,568
191
18,811
German
1,889
2,363
1,386
1,405
2,440
4,297
5,025
5,710
3,006
34
27,555
Greek
545
1,053
174
461
784
584
1,523
898
1,506
124
7,652
Hebrew
6,584
7,712
2,504
2,779
5,060
5,044
6,885
11,574
4,279
73
52,494
Hungarian
499
1,307
453
692
992
703
1,210
2,113
562
..
8,531
Icelandic
46
97
33
85
244
219
215
306
150
15
1,410
Iranian
31
7
5
5
14
19
24
19
8
..
132
Italian
5,114
11,212
4,006
6,919
8,181
7,218
14,265
27,704
7,365
365
92,349
Japanese
2,042
7,601
858
244
420
727
675
886
681
380
14,514
Maltese
..
..
..
..
..
..
46
483
20
1
550
Mexican
..
..
..
..
..
..
12
9
..
..
21
Negro
108
136
76
7
70
138
211
264
200
36
1,246
Netherlander
394
1,212
480
570
1,036
1,080
1,359
1,710
735
182
8,758
Norwegian
876
1,554
654
1,285
2,019
1,829
1,798
1,698
967
196
12,876
Polish
2,685
15,861
7,346
4,092
5,454
6,028
10,077
13,339
2,373
7
67,262
Portuguese
7
3
2
5
25
8
8
62
14
..
134
Roumanian
432
949
368
307
443
761
1,136
1,530
442
5
6,371
Russian
1,927
6,281
3,415
4,131
6,736
8,030
15,843
28,758
6,600
43
81,770
Spanish
29
61
38
33
170
222
239
1,181
781
9
2,763
Swedish
1,877
2,132
1,015
1,905
3,065
2,589
2,330
2,671
1,086
152
18,022
Swiss
112
195
122
165
304
235
221
291
240
49
1,934
Syrian
277
732
173
213
98
146
208
299
94
9
2,246
Turkish
232
489
149
458
600
415
993
169
60
..
3,565
Ukranian
303
912
234
274
2,874
10,631
19,222
18,907
6,504
..
59,861
Yugoslavian
233
2,193
1,708
860
886
664
1,981
2,747
657
4
11,933
Others
870
1,079
89
179
338
165
116
135
81
13
3,065
. . . . . . . . . . . .
From the U.S.A.
32,239
53,285
51,750
80,409
108,300
112,028
120,095
97,712
50,213
24,297
730,328
Total
122,165
257,309
143,326
173,694
286,839
331,288
375,756
400,870
150,484
36,665
2,278,396

* Immigrants from British Colonies: Newfoundland, Jamaica, Bermuda and West Indies.

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