The Society welcomes applications from anyone sharing our interests, activities, and objectives. Many of the current members are serving or retired personnel of Canadian departments and agencies responsible for delivering Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Programs but there are also academics and other members who share our focus on preserving the history of Canadian immigration.

Membership Fees

(Annual and corporate fees run November 1 to October 31.)

  • Annual: $25 (Cdn $$)
  • Lifetime: $250 (Cdn $$)
  • Corporate: $2500 (Cdn $$)


Please mail a completed membership form with your cheque for the preferred membership fee. Include your name, mailing address and e-mail address and indication whether we can send you the Bulletin electronically (our preference). The completed form must be mailed to:
Canadian Immigration Historical Society
PO Box 9502, Station T
Ottawa, Ontario


One time donations in any amount to support CIHS work are gratefully accepted. Receipts will be issued and are tax deductions as a charitable donation.

Fees and donations should be submitted by cheque addressed to the Canadian Immigration Historical Society by mail.


At present, Members automatically receive a copy of the most recent published Bulletin. They are canvassed for assistance in relation to research projects; and they are invited to the annual dinner and General Meeting.

We are open to suggestions for establishing branches of the Society wherever interest in Canadian immigration and refugee history and our objectives warrant.