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Scope and content
Sub-sub-series consists of a register created in the office of Immigration's Central District (Toronto) to record outward C.I.9 registrations, 1923-1952. Immigration activities in southern Ontario area were controlled by Central District headquarters at Toronto. Chinese from this area who planned to travel in and out of Canada - through all ports in that and other parts of the country, including Pacific ports - were required to register their movement with the Controller of Chinese Immigration at Toronto. The register contains three different listings. The first (pages 1-24) lists 1083 persons resident in the Central District who applied for C.I.9 certificates to depart Canada through various ports, December 1923 to February 1950. Until 1940, both foreign-born and "native-born" persons are included. The second (pages 25-26) completes the first part by listing separately the native-born persons applying for C.I.9 leave, June 1940 to September 1952. Part 3 (pages 192-201) appears to be a listing of C.I.9A registrations for 460 seamen. The register runs backward from page 201 to page 192. Pages 193-201 do not appear on Reel C-13421. The entries are undated until No. 33, which is dated 1927; the last entry is dated 1949. The remainder of the register is blank. The register entries are in rough chronological order by date of application for leave. For the first two parts, each entry gives: a leave number; name, age, height, occupation, and distinguishing physical features of applicant; Canadian address, birthplace, and last place of residence outside Canada; date of first arrival in Canada; identifying certificate (C.I.5, 28 or 36) number; destination, intended route, and date of departure, and intended date of return; name of referee vouching for the person's identity; and sometimes a file number. The information recorded in the listing of C.I.9A certificates is the same as for the first two parts, except that instead of destination the port of departure or ship is recorded; no further information on the departure is given. There is no information on the person's actual date/place of return on any of the three parts.
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