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The sponsor in Canada had to provide proof that they could support the new immigrant and that the immigrant would not take employment away from a Canadian.  As a result, the second part of the list described the type of work the sponsor had, where he was employed and even how much money he had in his bank account. 

The immigrants on these lists were approved to come to Canada for only five months.  If the immigrant could not arrange their passage to Canada within that time, they had to re-apply.

Until 1937 many of the immigrants were women being sponsored by their fiancés who were living and working in Canada.  In 1937 the regulations were changed to allow a naturalized Canadian man to sponsor his fiancée.  As a result, names of fiancées don't appear in the lists after 1937.

Many of the immigrants being approved were already living in Canada as visitors but had decided to stay permanently.

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28.02 | 15:53

Where do I find immigration from Ireland to Canada in 1950s? A friend's older brothers (aka Tuam babies), were illegally adopted out and sent there.

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12.02 | 21:51

Hi Janet,
Please look at the information on our questions page: http://www.orderincouncillists.com/205496190

I hope to hear back from you!

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12.02 | 03:22

Immigration from czechoslovakia 1945 to canada. Surname Kucera from Skoronice southern moravia in czechoslovakia.

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28.04 | 23:45

Joanna, I am so happy that your lists are providing needed information to other searchers on the web. I am pleased that my story has helped contribute to this.

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