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Headquarter's Immigration and overseas case files [textual record] 



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48.6 m of textual records.
Textual records
32: Restricted by law
from 1 to 110
from 122 to 161
32: Restricted by law
Former archival reference no.
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1992-93/205 GAD

Textual records The finding aid is a subject index. 76-14 90 (Paper)

Textual records The finding aid consists of volume number, file number, title and outside dates. It covers volumes 1097-1098 76-21 90 (Paper)

Textual records The finding aid consists of box number, file number, title and outside dates. 76-147 90 (Paper)

Textual records The finding aid consists of volume number, and a "from-to" list. It covers volumes 1465-1563. 76-157 90 (Paper)

Additional information

This accession contains material transferred from various branches of Employment and Immigration Canada, including Headquarter's Deportation Files, with accompanying index cards and a set of photocopies of file jackets, from the Enforcement Division of the Immigration branch. There are also several boxes of seamen's passports, transferred from the Enforcement Division of the Immigration Branch, overseas case files from the overseas posts in Damascus and Moscow, components of the Immigration Manual Systems, Headquarter's Subject Files, part of the main general case file series maintained at Immigration Headquarters in Ottawa from 1946 to the present day, and Headquarter's case files and Access documentation on the Count de Bernonville.

The Deportation Case Files, created during the 1960s, contain information on individuals who were issued deportation notices after they were found guilty of violating Section 19 of the Immigration Act.

The photocopies of immigration file jackets, organized by file number, may also be used to retrieve deportation files.

Seamen's Passport and Books, removed from Headquarters files on seamen who deserted ship in Canada, were originally submitted to the Enforcement Branch, by the ship's captain. These records identify the name of the seamen involved, (giving birthdate and citizenship) the ship deserted, (particulars of the name, type and tonnage of ship, port of registration), wages paid, authorization and reasons for discharge, and a headquarter's file number.

The Overseas Case files consists of an "F-Sample" of case files from the Department of External Affairs' overseas posts which have immigrant ("JID") units, delivering immigration program services and carrying out immigration policy under the Immigration Act. These files are primarily from the Damascus post, with the last box containing two "fat" files from the Moscow post, which deal with "family re-unification" cases.

Another segment of this accession consists of components of the Immigration Manual System, operating procedures, and related policy/procedural instructions in force within Immigration since approximately 1952, which lay out the department's formal internal instructions to its line Immigration staff on all aspects of their duties under the Immigration Act, the Immigration Appeal Board Act, and regulations made under the Acts.

The records in boxes 159-161 contain material produced by the Access to Information and Privacy Section at Employment and Immigration relating to the Count be Bernonville case. The de Bernonville files detail the case of Court de Bernonville who was a collaborator with the French Vichy government during the Second World War. He emigrated to Canada in 1946 and later fled from Canada to Brazil in 1951 when he discovered that the Canadian government was planning to deport him back to France, where he would be tried by a tribunal for his collaboration with the Nazis.


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