Today in Canadian History


Pier 21


The movement of nationals of one country into another for the purpose of resettlement is central to Canadian history. This timeline charts significant migrations that have shaped our nation.

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Constructing the CPR


The Asia-Canada timeline presented here is a chronological record of over 250 years of history since the first Chinese settlers helped build a trading post in Nootka Sound. The timeline touches on the settlement history of various Asian groups, the discrimination that many suffered in our early history, accomplishments, firsts, biographies, and the gradual changes through which Canadian society came to accept the rights and equality of its Asian immigrants.

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Education Guide

Citizenship Challenge Civics Education Learning Tool

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