The Chinese Immigration Act, 1923, known in the Chinese Canadian community as the Chinese Exclusion Act, was an act passed by the federal government of Canada, banning most forms of Chinese immigration to Canada. The Chinese head tax was a fixed fee charged for each Chinese person entering Canada. Chinese Canadians are Canadians of Chinese descent and constitute the second-largest Visible minority group in Canada standing at 1346510 which The Canadian Government, formally Her Majesty's Government in Canada, is the Federal government of Canada. This is the history of Chinese immigration to Canada. Early history The first recorded visits by the Chinese to North America can be dated to 1788 Immigration from most countries was controlled or restricted in some way, but only the Chinese were so completely prohibited from immigrating. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National
Prior to 1923, Chinese immigration was already heavily controlled by the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885, which imposed a hefty head tax on all immigrants from China. The Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 placed a Head tax on all Chinese Immigrants coming to Canada, forcing them to pay a fifty dollar The Chinese head tax was a fixed fee charged for each Chinese person entering Canada. After various members of the federal and some provincial governments (especially British Columbia) put pressure on the federal government to discourage Chinese immigration, the Chinese Immigration Act was passed. British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C It went into effect on July 1, 1923. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The act banned Chinese immigrants from entering Canada except those under the following titles:
It should be noted that this act did not apply only to Chinese from China: ethnic Chinese with British nationality were banned from entering Canada as well. The Governor General of Canada ( French: Gouverneure générale du Canada, or: Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative Adrienne Louise Clarkson PC CC CMM COM CD (born February 10 1939 is an accomplished Canadian journalist and stateswoman Since Dominion Day coincided with the enforcement of the Chinese Immigration Act, Chinese-Canadians at the time referred to the anniversary of Confederation as "Humiliation Day" and refused to take any part in the celebration. Dominion Day is or was a commemoration day of the granting of national status in various Commonwealth countries Canadian Confederation was the process by which the federal Dominion of Canada was formed beginning 1 July 1867 from the
Due to both a feeling of horror after Nazi culture-oriented deathcamps were discovered and the contribution of Chinese communities in Canada during World War II, the Canadian government repealed the act on May 14, 1947 (necessary with the enactment of the Canadian Citizenship Act 1946 on July 1, 1947). World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Events 1264 - Battle of Lewes: Henry III of England is captured in France making Simon de Montfort the Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Canadian Citizenship Act is an Act of the Parliament of Canada, which came into effect on January 1, 1947, recognizing the definition "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. However, independent Chinese immigration to Canada came only after the liberalization of Canadian immigration policy in 1967.