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Our online collections contain 1,196 stories and 454 oral histories.

Title Date of Arrival Culture Related Ship Accession Number Language More Information
Immigration story of Bente Willis (Danish immigrant) Danish S2016.239.1 English
Immigration story of Beatrice Nzigire (Congolese immigrant) Congolese S2016.241.1 English

The Welcome Home to Canada program provides paid work experience to new immigrants who are facing barriers to employment. Participants are employed at the Museum for six months.

Immigration Story of Babs Walker (English Immigrant) British S2016.437.1 English
Immigration story of Astrid Buss-Adams (German Immigrant) German S2016.372.1 English
Immigration story of Antonius and Cornelia Peterson (Dutch Immigrants) Dutch S2017.133.1 English
Immigration Story of Anne DeLuca (nee Nicholson) (English Immigrant) English S2016.441.1 English
Immigration story of Alfred Broadrick (English Home Child) English S2016.228.1 English

Between 1869 and the late 1930s, over 100,000 orphaned, abandoned and poor juvenile migrants were sent to Canada from the British Isles to have the chance at a better life while at the same time providing a cheap source of farm labour and domestic help. After arriving in Canada the children were sent to receiving farms and distributed to local farms.

Alfred did not settle in Canada, he moved back to England as a young man.

Immigration story of Alfons Suurallik (Estonian Immigrant) Estonain S2016.354.1 English
Immigration story of Alexander McCalmont (Irish Immigrant) Irish S2017.131.1 English