Why were these lists created?

Before 1930, immigration to Canada was encouraged and there was no need for the Privy Council to approve lists of immigrants being allowed to come to Canada.  With the advent of the Great Depression and the resulting loss of jobs, Canadian immigration regulations were changed to restrict the number of immigrants.

Under the new immigration regulations, the following people were allowed to enter Canada without the permission of the Privy Council:

 - British subjects with enough money to sustain themselves until they found employment

 - American citizens with enough money to sustain themselves until they found employment

 - prospective farmers from any country with enough money to sustain themselves until they found employment

 - the wife, and children under the age of 18, of a naturalized Canadian man

If a naturalized Canadian wanted to sponsor an immigrant other then their wife or children under the age of 18, he had to appeal to the Privy Council to waive the new regulations. 

The Orders in Council with lists that we have indexed were created to request the Privy Council to waive or make exceptions to the new immigration regulations and allow the specified immigrants to come to Canada.

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06.02 | 18:32

hello I am a historian of postcard editors in Ottoman Empire period. I have been doing research for a long time. I'm chasing the "Sender" family who migrated to Canada at the end of the 1950s. the names of these families are in your lists. Veli von sende

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07.01 | 21:51

Hello Anna, the website Pier 21 in Halifax has a searchable database of ship arrivals. You can contact the Pier 21 staff for details about the passenger lists.

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04.01 | 21:10

how can one find passenger lists for Volendam arriving in Halifax May 25 1950?

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07.11 | 07:28

Witam szukam informacji o jadwidze skikiewicz. Byla siastra mojego dziadka. Szukam przodkow i chiala bym poznac imiona jej rodziców. Dziekuje. Wiem ze niezyje.

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