Canadian Immigration Image Library

Books, brochures, articles, and other ephemera provided photographs and Illustrations of the conditions and experiences of immigrants who chose to immigrate to Canada from the late 1800s through World War I. Students and Family Historians are welcome to use these photographs to illustrate your reports and family histories.

Example of a Landing Card for Second Cabin Passenger John Grant on Board the SS Corsican of the Allan Line Departing from Glasgow circa Early 1900s.

Example of a Landing Card for Second Cabin Passenger John Grant on Board the SS Corsican of the Allan Line Departing from Glasgow, nd. circa Early 1900s. Primary Source Immigration Document Collection, GG Archives. GGA Image ID # 14a68c4c2e

Ex-Hindu Soldiers at Victoria, BC.

Ex-Hindu Soldiers at Victoria, BC. Canada's New Immigrant, February 1907. GGA Image ID # 14a5857f9d

Newly Arrived Hindus Lined Up on CPR Wharf at Victoria, BC.

Newly Arrived Hindus Lined Up on CPR Wharf at Victoria, BC. The Canadian Magazine, February 1907. GGA Image ID # 14a5a7c8dd

Hindu Immigrants Preparing a Meal on CPR Wharf at Victoria, BC.

Hindu Immigrants Preparing a Meal on CPR Wharf at Victoria, BC. The Canadian Magazine, February 1907. GGA Image ID # 14a5ab874d

Landing Card - Canadian Port for U.S. Immigration Service - ca 1907

Landing Card - Canadian Port for U.S. Immigration Service - ca 1907. Primary Source Immigration Document Collection, GG Archives. GGA Image ID # 73afc9f462

Harbour Scene at Montreal.

Harbour Scene at Montreal. The full development of Montreal is hampered to some extent by the lack of attention given to the St Lawrence by the Dominion Government. It is pleasing to know that this is to be changed, the Shipping Federation of Canada having received an assurance that the work of deepening the ship channel to 40 ft . with a width necessary to accommodate the growing size of ocean steamships. is to be proceeded with. The Syren & Shipping Illustrated, 24 June 1908. GGA Image ID # 147322257a

"Coming Canadians." Immigrant Family Relaxing on a Cool Day.

"Coming Canadians." Immigrant Family Relaxing on a Cool Day. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 149edaeb68

Group of Immigrant That Just Arrived in Winnipeg. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909.

Group of Immigrant That Just Arrived in Winnipeg. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID #

The Wealth of the Western Prairies of Canada Where Immigrants Are Gathering the Harvest.

"The Harvest and the Laborers." The Wealth of the Western Prairies of Canada Where Immigrants Are Gathering the Harvest. Strangers Wihin Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 149f4d9f94

In Winnipeg Station on the Way to the Western Harvest Fields.

"The Harvest and the Laborers." In Winnipeg Station on the Way to the Western Harvest Fields. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 149fe7436e

Juvenile Immigrants from Great Britain.

Juvenile Immigrants from Great Britain. Top Row: His Best and Only Suit; Neglected and Half-Starved. Bottom Row: A Boy Was Given a Chance -- Left Photo Taken 1 August 1902; Right Photo Taken 5 February 1903. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a00f1093

Germans from Southern Russia in Southern Russian Folk Costumes.

Germans from Southern Russia in Southern Russian Folk Costumes. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a03d6f0c

Ruthenian (East Slavic) Immigrant Wedding Group.

Beginning Life in the New Land. Ruthenian (East Slavic) Immigrant Wedding Group. Strager Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a0ae4695

Lithuanian Immigrant Wedding Group.

Beginning Life in the New Land. Lithuanian Immigrant Wedding Group. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a0c30749

A Construction Gang -- Foreigners Do Most of the Rough Work.

"Foreigners Build Our Railways." A Construction Gang -- Foreigners Do Most of the Rough Work. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a0dbf1ca

Foreign Workmen Unloading the First Car of Steel on the Grand Trunk Pacific.

"Foreigners Build Our Railways." Foreign Workmen Unloading the First Car of Steel on the Grand Trunk Pacific. Stangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a16a2040

Tomatoes Gathered by Galician Women.

"The Foreign Women Help in Market Gardening." Tomatoes Gathered by Galician Women. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a1c20133

Group of Polish and Ruthenian (East Slavic) Women with a Canadian Overseer.

"The Foreign Women Help in Market Gardening." Group of Polish and Ruthenian (East Slavic) Women with a Canadian Overseer. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a1c2622d

Mending Day in the Chinese GIrls' Home.

"Our Woman's Missionary Society's Work for Chinese Girls in Victoria, BC." Mending Day in the Chinese GIrls' Home. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a1db670e

The New Home Building for Chinese Girls, Erected 1908.

"Our Woman's Missionary Society's Work for Chinese Girls in Victoria, BC." The New Home Building for Chinese Girls, Erected 1908. Strangers Within Our Gates. GGA Image ID # 14a1e3a49a

Romanians Dressed in National Folk Costumes.

Romanians Dressed in National Folk Costumes. The Children Attend All Peoples' Kindergarten, Winnipeg. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a1e3d4f2

A Greek Church Ceremony, "Blessing the Waters."

A Bit of Russia Transplanted. A Greek Church Ceremony, "Blessing the Waters." Bishop Seraphim Blessing the Waters of the Red River, Winnipeg. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a2779813

Galician Women Picking Potatoes on a Western Prairie.

"Blessed with the GIft of 'Gettin On.'" Galician Women Picking Potatoes on a Western Prairie. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a291b693

Milk Woman, The International Dairy, Winnipeg, MB. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909.

"Blessed with the GIft of 'Gettin On.'" Milk Woman, The International Dairy, Winnipeg, MB. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a2ae247f

Galician Children with Some of our W.M.S. Workers at Edmonton, AB.

Galician Children with Some of our W.M.S. Workers at Edmonton, AB. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a33c90cb

A Kitchengarden Class of Foreign Children at All Peoples' Mission, Winnipeg MB.

A Kitchengarden Class of Foreign Children at All Peoples' Mission, Winnipeg, MB. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a3bcdd61

Twelve Nationalities are Represented in this Photograph.

"In 'The Ward' -- Toronto's Foreign Quarter." Twelve Nationalities are Represented in this Photograph. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a3e0e580

Prosperous Merchant of "The Ward."

"In 'The Ward' -- Toronto's Foreign Quarter." Prosperous Merchant of "The Ward." Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a3edfcb1

Playtime in Toronto's Foreign Quarter.

"In 'The Ward' -- Toronto's Foreign Quarter." Playtime in Toronto's Foreign Quarter. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a3ff0353

A Tenement Built on the Rear of a Lot so that Several Similar Buildings may be Built in Front.

"Double-Decker Tenements, Winnipeg, MB." A Tenement Built on the Rear of a Lot so that Several Similar Buildings may be Built in Front. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a447e31a

In This Building, Owned by a Syrian, There are Many Homes

"Double-Decker Tenements, Winnipeg, MB." In This Building, Owned by a Syrian, There are Many Homes, and Generally, Each Home Has Some Boarders. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a4574922

Interior of a Polish Immigrant's Home.

Some Conditions Which Produce "A Foreign Problem." Interior of a Polish Immigrant's Home. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a47a00de

Six People Live In This Home. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909.

Some Conditions Which Produce "A Foreign Problem." Six People Live In This Home. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a491d5be

A Public School in Western Canada.

An Indispensable Factor in Solving the Foreign Problem. A Public School in Western Canada. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a49d41b0

Public School Children in Winnipeg's Foreign Section.

An Indispensable Factor in Solving the Foreign Problem. Public School Children in Winnipeg's Foreign Section. Many Nationalities are Represented. Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a4b0728d

Condensed Table Issued by the Department of the Interior, Provides the Latest Canadian Immigration Statistics for the Fiscal Years 1907-1909.

Condensed Table Issued by the Department of the Interior, Provides the Latest Canadian Immigration Statistics for the Fiscal Years 1907-1909. Appendix No.1, Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a4db57f8

The Canadian Oath of Residence.

The Canadian Oath of Residence. Appendix No. 8, Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a50fa44d

The Canadian Oath of Allegiance.

The Canadian Oath of Allegiance. Appendix No. 8, Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a52a93c7

Canadian Certificate of Naturalization.

Canadian Certificate of Naturalization. Appendix No. 8, Strangers Within Our Gates, 1909. GGA Image ID # 14a56c9cf4

Scottish Immigrants To Canada

Scottish Immigrants To Canada. nd. ca. 1910. Library and Archives Canada. GGA Image ID # 14a5fc99a4

British Immigrant Children At Landing Stage - Saint John, NB

British Immigrant Children At Landing Stage - Saint John, NB. nd. ca. 1910. Library and Archives Canada, GGA Image ID # 14a60bbb42

Immigrants In Quebec Harbor

Immigrants In Quebec Harbor nd. ca. 1910. Library and Archives Canada. GGA Image ID # 14a629a8b4

Steerage Passenger Inspection & Vaccination Card - Canadian Port of Entry (Quebec) - 1912.

Steerage Passenger Inspection & Vaccination Card - Canadian Port of Entry (Quebec) - 1912 for Immigrant William (Wm.) Cudby on the SS Corsican Departing from Liverpool 27 June 1912 and Arriving in Quebec 4 July 1912. He Cleared Immigration the Following Day. Immigration Documentation Collection, Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives. GGA Image ID # 776afd26e4

British Immigrants Ready to Land at St. John, New Brunswick.

British Immigrants Ready to Land at St. John, New Brunswick. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c7749372

Group of British Immigrants on the Quay at Quebec.

Group of British Immigrants on the Quay at Quebec. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c7bb15b2

Two Groups of Women Emigrants Sent Out by the Norwich Distress Committee.

Two Groups of Women Emigrants Sent Out by the Norwich Distress Committee. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c3c569cb

Emigrants on Board the CPR Steamship "Empress of Ireland."

Emigrants on Board the CPR Steamship "Empress of Ireland." Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c403ff87

Emigrants on Board the CPR Steamship "Empress of Ireland."

Emigrants on Board the CPR Steamship "Empress of Ireland." Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c5bce65d

Newly Arrived Immigrants At the Port of Quebec.

Newly Arrived Immigrants At the Port of Quebec. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c4907b3c

Part of One of the Largest Parties of Barnardo Children (205 Boys and 110 Girls) Ever Sent to Canada.

Part of One of the Largest Parties of Barnardo Children (205 Boys and 110 Girls) Ever Sent to Canada. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c57127ea

British Immigrants (Mostly Scottish) at Quebec.

British Immigrants (Mostly Scottish) at Quebec. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c57be357

Immigrants at Quebec on Their Way to the Ferry.

Immigrants at Quebec on Their Way to the Ferry. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c5a90b15

Child Emigrants Sent to Canada During the Summer of 1912 by the Salvation Army.

Child Emigrants Sent to Canada During the Summer of 1912 by the Salvation Army. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c6e93b40

Table showing the number of children emigrated by the principal agencies during the years 1911-12

Table showing the number of children emigrated by the principal agencies during the years 1911-12, and the applications received for them. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c70285ef

Working Lads Who Emigrated to Ontario During the Summer of 1912.

Working Lads Who Emigrated to Ontario During the Summer of 1912. Canada Today, 1913. GGA Image ID # 14c70f12fb

Group of Immigrants Starting for the Land of Opportunity -- The Dominion of Canada.

Group of Immigrants Starting for the Land of Opportunity -- The Dominion of Canada. Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Photograph. Canada Today, 1920. GGA Image ID # 14a6a98bb2

The Canadian Government Emigration Offices, 11-13, Charing Cross, London, sw1.

The Canadian Government Emigration Offices, 11-13, Charing Cross, London, sw1. A Fair Number of British Subjects Appear Intrigued About the Possibility of Emigrating to Canada. Canada Today, 1920. GGA Image ID # 14a6b61c52

Women Picking Cherries on the KLO Ranch in Kelowna.

Women Picking Cherries on the KLO Ranch in Kelowna. Canada Today, 1920. GGA Image ID # 14a7a58be8

Newly Arriving Immigrants Nearing the Land of Opportunity in the Dominion of Canada.

Newly Arriving Immigrants Nearing the Land of Opportunity in the Dominion of Canada. Canada Today, 1921-22. GGA Image ID # 14a7501bc4

Third-Class Passengers on Board the Canadian Pacfic SS "Melita" Ready for Medical Inspection.

Third-Class Passengers on Board the Canadian Pacfic SS "Melita" Ready for Medical Inspection. Canada Today, 1921-22. GGA Image ID # 14a652620a

Imperial Ex-Servicemen Who Left Liverpool for Ontario via the CPR Ship "Empress of France."

Imperial Ex-Servicemen Who Left Liverpool for Ontario via the CPR Ship "Empress of France." Canada Today, 1921-22. GGA Image ID # 14a699adc2

orm of Manifest to be Filled In by All Passengers to Canada. Declaration of Passenger to Canada.

Form of Manifest to be Filled In by All Passengers to Canada. Declaration of Passenger to Canada. Canada Today, 1921-22. GGA Image ID # 14a65756fc

Bibliography

J. Barclay Williams and Saint N. Sing, "Canada's New Immigrant," in The Canadian Magazine, Toronto, Vol. XXVIII, No. 4, February 1907, pp. 383-391.

James S. Woodsworth, "Strangers Within Our Gates or Coming Canadians, Toronto: Frederick Clarke Stephenson, 1909.

Robert J. Arnott, M.A., Ed., "Emigration and Settlement," in Canada Today: "Canada's" Popular Illustrated Annual, Montreal: The Canada Newspaper Company, Limited, Sixth Issue, 1921-22.

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