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Halifax Canada Immigration Centre [textual record]. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

ca. 20.4 m of textual records

Scope and content

This is a preliminary record, please consult the linked accessions. Sub-series consists of immigration case files created and/or accumulated at the Halifax CIC. The records document particulars of each applicant such as date of birth, country of origin, occupation and other important dates.

Textual records
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada.

Biography / Administrative history

The Halifax 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 Halifax CIC was a primary contact in Nova Scotia for most 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 Halifax 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
Related records from the same time period may be found in the series for the Halifax Canada Employment Centre (MIKAN 157272), because the records of the immigration and employment centres were sometimes intermixed. Researchers are also encouraged to consult the three series / sub-series for the Nova Scotia Regional Office that are scattered through three separate record groups: (MIKAN 161565) in the Immigration Program sous-fonds (RG76); MIKAN 157229 in the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission sous-fonds (RG118); and MIKAN 210799 in the Human Resources Development fonds (R4315). Occasionally the Regional Office maintained records that had been created at local offices.

Arrangement note
Please consult the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (1993- ) fonds for later, similar records; see MIKAN 4349642.


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