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The Canadian Immigration Historical Society (CIHS) was formed in 1986, when seventeen people met and agreed upon the need for a non-partisan organization gathering historians, political scientists, sociologists, academics, government officials and private individuals to develop and promote interest in Canadian immigration and refugee matters and history.
In 1957, the Government launched a recruitment program to bring university students into the Foreign Service as immigration officers. A CIHS member who was recruited through the program has provided us with an English only copy of the recruitment brochure which outlines recruitment standards, the career path and working/living conditions. The brochure was printed by the Queen’s Printer for the organizations then known as the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration.
The Canadian Immigration Historical Society 2014 Annual General Meeting will take place Thursday, 23 October 2014 from 6pm to closing at Saint Anthony Italia Soccer Club, 523 St. Anthony Street, Ottawa, K1R 0A6. St. Anthony Street runs west off Preston Street, just north of the Highway 417 overpass.
The Guest Speaker will be Marie Chapman, CEO of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax. Free parking, wheelchair access.
The club provides an excellent buffet for $30.00. Cash bar.
Call For Papers: The Indo-Chinese Refugee Movement and the Launch of Canada’s Private Sponsorship Program
The fall 2015 issue of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees will examine the movement of Indo-Chinese refugees to Canada and the beginnings of the Private Refugee Sponsorship Program. The guest editors – CIHS President Michael Molloy and York University Professor James Simeon, are now accepting proposals for articles to appear in the magazine. Complete details are on the York University website.
An evaluation has been carried out of last November’s conference on the Indochinese Refugee Movement to Canada. The response was very positive for this event.