Turn of the Century: Canada's Immagration.

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A Description about how immagrants were treated during the turn of the century

Before the Turn of the Century, Canada's west was largely un-populated. Much of the land was filled with rich soil that were well suited for farming valuable wheat. Becuase of this, populating it became important to Canada and the Canadian government.

On 1896, the minister of Interior,Clifford Sifton had been enforcing a comprehensive program to attract people to Canada, and by 1900, over 45,000 immigrants came to western Canada. This massive advertising campaign relied mainly on pamphlets and poster distributed in the United States, Britain, and in other European countries. Immigration offices were set up in these countries to coordinate efforts and distribute information, to portray a colorful image of the canadian west as a vibrant land that held a promise of riches. As a supplement to these posters,pamphlets and speeches, Canada used the latest technologies such as steam movies and lantern slides.

Every aspect of the campaign was well thought out and designed to look as eye-catching and appealing as possible. In time, these efforts paid off, because by 1905, the number of immigrants coming to the west had tripled from 1900, to over 135,000 people. However, on 1905, Clifford Sifton was succeeded by Frank Oliver, who introduced more strict racial discrimination into Canada's immigration policy. He chose to focus almost all of Canada's effort on attracting immigrants from Britain, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Despite this, Before the beginning of the First World War, Canada received 2 million immigrants that changed the Western part of Canada forever.

Immigrating to Canada was not for everyone. Canadian governments were hoping for immigrants from Britain, considering that Canada was part of the British Colony. Next to British immigrants, immigrants from America were wanted by the canadian because...