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Chinese immigration case files [textual record]. 

1. Chinese Case Files [textual records]
2. IMMIGRATION BRANCH, VICTORIA OFFICE, LOOKOUT AND HINDU AND CHINESE CASE FILES. [textual records]
3. TORONTO, CHINESE CASE FILES [textual records]
4. Chinese Case Files [textual records]
5. CHINESE CASE FILES [textual records]
6. Chinese Immigration Division (Index cards) [textual records]
7. Chinese Immigration Division, (Index cards) [textual records]
8. CHINESE CASE FILES, "F" SAMPLE [textual records]
9. CHINESE CASE FILES. [textual records]
10. CHINESE CASE FILES, "F" SAMPLE [textual records]
11. Pacific Regional Office - Chinese Case Files [textual records]
12. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver Metro Chinese Case Files, XY Series [textual records]
13. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver Metro Chinese Case Files and Subject Files [textual records]
14. Chinese Immigration Records (Index cards) [textual records]
15. Canada Immigration Centre, Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, Chinese Case Files [textual records]
16. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver Metro, Chinese Case Files [textual records]
17. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver: Chinese Case Files [textual records]
18. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver: Chinese Case Files [textual records]
19. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver Metro: Chinese Case Files [textual records]
20. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver, Chinese Case Files, XY Series [textual records] (121-000070-9)
21. Chinese case files, Toronto Regional Office [textual records] (121-000272-8)
22. Canada Immigration Centre, Victoria, B.C., Immigration Case Files [textual records] (1996-01744-6)
23. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Immigration Case Files [textual records] (1996-01671-7)
24. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Immigration Case Files [textual records] (1996-01669-5)
25. Immigration, Chinese Case Files, XY Series [textual records] (1996-01829-9)
26. Chinese Case Files, Canada Immigration Centre, Toronto (CH & XY Series) [textual records] (1996-01830-2)
27. Chinese Case Files, XY Series [textual records] (1996-01832-9)
28. Canada Immigration Centre, Metro Vancouver, Immigration Case Files [textual records] (1996-01741-1)
29. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver B.C., Immigration Case Files [textual records] (1996-01673-3)
30. Canada Immigration Centre, Metro Vancouver, Immigration Case Files [textual records] (1996-01672-5)
31. Canada Immigration Centre, Vancouver B.C., Immigration Case Files [textual records] (1996-01670-9)
32. Chinese case files of the Immigration Program, St. John's, Nfld. [textual record] (1998-00205-5)
33. Case files of the Immigration Program, St. John, New Brunswick [textual record] (1998-00200-4)
34. Case files of the Immigration Program, Fredericton, New Brunswick Immigration Centre [textual record] (1998-00206-3)
35. Immigration case files [textual record] (1998-00204-7)
36. Immigration case files [textual record] (1998-00119-9)
37. Chinese immigration index cards [textual record] (1998-01077-5)
38. Chinese case files [textual record] (2003-00030-5)
39. Immigration case files [textual record] (2003-01012-2)
40. Immigration case files [textual record] (2003-01034-3)
41. Immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02032-2)
42. Immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02298-8)
43. Sponsorship applications [textual record] (2003-02412-3)
44. Immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02449-2)
45. Chinese immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02627-4)
46. Chinese immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02628-2)
47. Chinese immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02638-X)
48. Chinese immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02639-8)
49. Chinese immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02640-1)
50. Chinese immigration case files [textual record] (2003-02641-X)
51. Immigration case files [textual record] (2004-00494-0)
52. Immigration case files [textual record] (2004-00495-9)
53. Immigration case files [textual record] (2004-00500-9)
54. Immigration case files [textual record] (2004-00503-3)
55. Immigration case files [textual record] (2004-00506-8)

Date(s)

[1900-1993]

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

m of textual records

Scope and content

This is a preliminary record, please consult the linked accessions. Sub-series consists of the so-called Chinese case files which are a special group of personal case files, separate from the general immigration case files in the HQ series (RG76-B-3). They were set up to document the entry of specific families and individuals of Chinese ancestry to Canada under the Chinese Immigration Act. The records were apparently created in the 1940's, at or about the time of the establishment of the HQ series and the rollback of restrictions under the Chinese Immigration Act (ca.1947-1953). At that time older Chinese case files were incorporated into the sub-series from the First Central Registry system sub-series (RG76-B-1-a). An unknown number of First CR Chinese case files were probably destroyed at or before this time. Opening of new files in this sub-series ceased in the late 1970's, although some existing CH/XY files remain active in the 1980's. A few files in this sub-series relate not to individuals but to businesses and Chinese community organizations, and document these groups' involvement in sponsoring or advocating the cases of specific persons. Most of the surviving files bear the prefix CH, or its later replacement XY (a euphemism for the racial identifier), together with a sequential file number that appears to have been assigned centrally at Immigration HQ in Ottawa. It is not yet clear to what extent CH files were created in Immigration's regional offices rather than at NHQ in Ottawa. It is thought that many or most of the files were in fact created in the regions or at the ports of entry/CICs, and sent to Ottawa for renumbering, indexing and storage only after the conclusion of the case. Further research is required. The surviving files document persons arriving from approximately 1900 onwards. The earliest files often represent families in which one member arrived early in the century, and sponsored other relatives' immigration to Canada after repeal of the exclusionary legislation. The bulk of the documentation therefore relates to persons arriving in Canada after 1947.

Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Textual records Finding aid 76-27 is a card index. 76-27 (Paper)

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the sub-series.

Accruals
Further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Certain files used in the investigation of persons and businesses involved in major immigration rackets in the 1950s were removed from the CH series and renumbered in the DIS or Inspection Services series (RG76-D-4-a, Vols. 727-731).

Government

Related control no.

1. 88/012
2. 1983-84/348 GAD
3. 1984-85/003 GAD
4. 1984-85/041 GAD
5. 1984-85/279 GAD
6. 1984-85/527 GAD
7. 1985-86/002 GAD
8. 1985-86/051 GAD
9. 1985-86/054 GAD
10. 1985-86/265 GAD
11. 1985-86/266 GAD
12. 1985-86/475 GAD
13. 1986-87/218 GAD
14. 1986-87/226 GAD
15. 1986-87/353 GAD
16. 1987-88/311 GAD
17. 1987-88/312 GAD
18. 1987-88/321 GAD
19. 1987-88/323 GAD
20. 1987-88/324 GAD
21. 1993-0712 TFRC
22. 1993-94/070 VFRC
23. 1993-94/272 GAD
24. 1996-97/670 GAD
25. 1996-97/671 GAD
26. 1996-97/672 GAD
27. 1996-97/673 GAD
28. 1996-97/674 GAD
29. 1996-97/742 GAD
30. 1996-97/745 GAD
31. 1996-97/830 GAD
32. 1996-97/831 GAD
33. 1996-97/833 GAD
34. 85-214 TFRC
35. 85-81 TFRC
36. 86-105 TFRC
37. 87-137 TFRC
38. 88-0149-00 HFRC
39. 88-104 TFRC
40. 88-156 TFRC
41. 88-175 TFRC
42. 88-201 TFRC
43. 89-0114-00 HFRC
44. 91-130 TFRC
45. 91-287 TFRC
46. 92-0803-00 HFRC
47. 92-1202 TFRC
48. 93-07-03 TFRC
49. 93-1119-01 HFRC
50. 94-0416-00 HFRC
51. 98-038 TFRC
52. OFRC#70-H OFRC
53. TFRC#81-077 TFRC
54. TFRC#81-102 TFRC
55. TFRC#87-050 TFRC
56. VFRC#73-A-2 VFRC
57. VFRC#74-D-3 VFRC
58. VFRC#76-B-14 VFRC
59. VFRC#79-311 VFRC
60. VFRC#81-145 VFRC
61. VFRC#82-128 VFRC
62. VFRC#84-064 VFRC
63. VFRC#85-095 VFRC
64. VFRC#85-144 VFRC
65. VFRC#86-217 VFRC
66. VFRC#87-282 VFRC
67. VFRC#88-289 VFRC
68. VFRC#93-186 VFRC
69. VFRC#94-370 VFRC
70. VFRC#FAD83-27 VFRC
71. VFRC#FAD84-002 VFRC
72. 121-000070-9
73. 121-000272-8
74. 1996-01669-5
75. 1996-01670-9
76. 1996-01671-7
77. 1996-01672-5
78. 1996-01673-3
79. 1996-01741-1
80. 1996-01744-6
81. 1996-01829-9
82. 1996-01830-2
83. 1996-01832-9
84. 1998-00119-9
85. 1998-00200-4
86. 1998-00204-7
87. 1998-00205-5
88. 1998-00206-3
89. 1998-01077-5
90. 2003-00030-5
91. 2003-01012-2
92. 2003-01034-3
93. 2003-02032-2
94. 2003-02298-8
95. 2003-02412-3
96. 2003-02449-2
97. 2003-02627-4
98. 2003-02628-2
99. 2003-02638-X
100. 2003-02639-8
101. 2003-02640-1
102. 2003-02641-X
103. 2004-00494-0
104. 2004-00495-9
105. 2004-00500-9
106. 2004-00503-3
107. 2004-00506-8
108. RG76
109. RG76-D-2
110. RG76-D-2-i
111. RG118