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Yarmouth Canada Immigration Centre [textual record]. 



Place of creation

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ca. 0.2 m of textual records

Scope and content

This is a preliminary record, please consult the linked accessions. Sub-series consists of sixteen immigration case files accumulated or created in the Canada Immigration Centre in Yarmouth, N.S. The files relate to individual persons' immigration to Canada, both in routine cases and in those involving offences affecting the individual's status in Canada (e.g. illegal entry, overstaying of temporary entry arrangements, or drug and other criminal charges). One file concerns local sponsorship of Vietnamese refugees ("boat people"). The files contain correspondence and interviews with the immigrants, letters and forms of application, departmental and police reports of special investigations, records of sponsorships and deportations, and related material.

Textual records
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Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

The Yarmouth Canada Immigration Centre (CIC) was a responsibility centre and office of record for the acceptance of immigrants and control of immigration irregularities at the field office level. The Yarmouth CIC was a primary contact in Nova Scotia for new immigrants and for persons wishing to sponsor the immigration of relatives abroad. As was the case with other CICs located in all Canadian cities and larger towns, the Yarmouth CIC also undertook responsibilities such as the investigation of immigration irregularities and representing the department at formal inquiry hearings involving refused claims, deportations, and exclusions.

Additional information

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

Further accruals are expected.

Related materials
Researchers are also encouraged to consult the related Canadian Employment Centres records for same time period, and appropriate regional centers for RG 118 Department of Employment and Immigration fonds.


Related control no.

1. 1985-86/040 GAD
2. RG76