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Canada Employment and Immigration Advisory Council sous-fonds [textual record, sound recordings, moving images] 

Sous-fonds consists of



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

3.3 m of textual records
1 videocassette (30 min): 3/4 inch
400 audio cassettes (ca. 400 h)

Added language of material: French

Scope and content

Sous-fonds consists of records created and/or maintained by the Canada Employment and Immigration Advisory Council and its predecessor the Canada Manpower and Immigration Council. Researchers are cautioned that unprocessed textual records and records in other media are not reflected in this description. The sous-fonds consists of sound recordings created by the Canada Employment and Immigration Advisory Council. Recordings include: proceedings of meetings of the Canada Employment and Immgration Advisory Council, as well as some speeches, partial proceedings of a 1990 symposium, broadcasts and other recordings pertaining to the work of the Council. The sous-fonds also consists of an episode of the television program entitled Fraser's Edge. The issues of illegal immigration in to Canada are discussed.

Textual records
32: Restricted by law
Moving images (video)
32: Restricted by law
Sound recordings
32: Restricted by law
Archival reference no.
Former archival reference no.
Other accession no.
2000-0027 VSA

Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown. Credit Library and Archives Canada
Moving images (video): This material is restricted by law because it was received from a federal government department. The copyright owner is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Sound recordings: The consultation and reproduction of these recordings are restricted by law. For information on copyright holders of the broadcasts, see responsibility field in item-level listings.

Biography / Administrative history

The Canada Employment and Immigration Advisory Council (originally known as the Canada Manpower and Immigration Council) was established in 1967 under the Canada Manpower and Immigration Council Act (S.C., 16 Elizabeth II, C. 13). The new entity replaced the National Employment Committee.

The Council consisted of a chair and up to fifteen members appointed by the Minister responsible for employment and immigration for three-year renewable terms. The Council, which was required to meet at least twice each year, was empowered under the legislation to advise the Minister on all matters to which the powers, duties and functions of the Minister extended. To accomplish these goals, the Council was entitled to set up committees and sub-committees (with the Minister's consent) with which to undertake special duties specified by the Chair. The Council, in effect, was a special body that was utilized by the Minister to examine special issues and activities within the Department and, on occasion, to render decisions for the Minister. Under the legislation the Council reported to Parliament through the Minister.

In order to provide advice and recommendations regarding employment and immigration matters, the Council drafted reports that dealt with national issues affecting the Canadian population in these areas. Provision for the establishment of Advisory Boards were also established under the Act, including the Adult Occupational Training, Adjustment of Immigrants, Co-ordination of Rehabilitation Services for Disabled Persons, and Employment and Immigration Research Advisory Boards. The Boards consisted of a chair and up to eleven members reporting to the Council, and they assisted the Council in providing advice to the Minister.

The integration of the Department of Manpower and Immigration with the Unemployment Insurance Commission under the Employment and Immigration Reorganization Act in 1977 (S.C. 1976-77, C. 54) resulted in a name change from the Canada Manpower and Immigration Council to the Canada Employment and Immigration Advisory Council. Its structure and responsibilities, however, were not altered in any significant way.

The Council was abolished in 1992 under the Corporations and Other Bodies Termination Act (S.C. 1993 C.1).

Additional information

Source of title
An Act to Establish the Department of Employment and Immigration (S.C., 1976-77, C. 54)

Further accruals are expected.

Related materials
The meeting minutes of precursor advisory bodies are found as follows: for the National Employment Committee (for 1941-1967), see the series with former archival reference number RG50-4; and for the Departmental and Interdepartmental Advisory Committees on Immigration (for 1950-1958) and their subcommittees, see the series with former archival reference number RG26-A-2-c.


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