UNHCR ID card

A UNHCR ID card issued to a refugee who spent some time in the Pulau Bidong refugee camp in Malaysia before coming to Canada.

Comprehensive Plan of Action for Indochinese Refugees

This article, by W.C. Robinson, explores the ‘Comprehensive Plan of Action for Indochinese Refugees, 1989-1997’. It (CPA) has been hailed as a model of international solidarity and burden-sharing, and criticized as an example of international buck-passing and questionable compromises. In the early years of the Indochinese movement there was an understanding that the reign of vindictive oppression that followed the communist take-over of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos justified offering reset... Read more.

Kosovar evacuation to Canada

On April 27, 1999 the very first Kosovars of the 5000 Canada committed to shelter arrived, followed by the first major evacuation flight on May 4, 1999. This movement - temporary at first, then offering permanent resettlement, is recounted by Dr. Jan Raska of the Canadian Museum of Immigration History at Pier 21. There is also a 2009 documentary about this movement that can be viewed here. ... Read more.

NEW Titles @ Research and Evaluation Branch

Donation by CIHS   This message was distributed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada on March 18, 2021. Dear Readers, The following Research at a Glance email was sent to IRCC employees this afternoon. We are forwarding it for information purposes to members of our external mailing list who are either authors of the titles below or were involved in donating them to our collection. The following noteworthy titles on migration have been added to the Knowledge Management pr... Read more.

Beyond 2020: Renewing Canada’s Commitment to Immigration

The Metropolis eBook, 'Beyond 2020: Renewing Canada's Commitment to Immigration' is now available for free download at:- Volume 1: https://www.ciim.ca/en/fiche-230-Metropolis_eBook___Beyond_2020_Renewing_Canadas_Commitment_to_Immigration- Volume 2: https://www.ciim.ca/en/fiche-231-Metropolis_eBook___Beyond_2020_Renewing_Canadas_Commitment_to_ImmigrationCIHS Past President. Michael Molloy, contributed to volume 2. ... Read more.

Genealogy and Ancestor Search

Thank you for your recent inquiry.  Unfortunately, the Canadian Immigration Historical Society’s holdings do not include information about named individuals. In addition, the Society does not have the resources to assist in genealogical or ancestor research. The following information may be helpful. The genealogy section of the web site of Library and Archives Canada is an excellent place to start in searching for information about ancestors. The “Ancestors Search” button provides links ... Read more.