華人於1858年首次來到加拿大,在弗雷澤河谷的金礦工作。但是直到加拿大太平洋鐵路公司的建設,才有大規模的中國移民。一旦鐵路建成,便頒布了一系列立法法規和法律,以阻止中國移民。對華人徵收的人頭稅從1885年的50美元增加到1900年的100美元,最後在1904年增加到500美元*。隨著對華人移民的不斷抗議和煽動,1923年頒布了一部《排斥華人法》,禁止所有華人入境。

該部分涵蓋了從1858年到1923年的65年,其中華人受到了嚴格的立法管制。

Chinese people first came to Canada in 1858 to work in the gold mines of the Fraser Valley. However it was not until the construction of the CPR there was large-scale Chinese immigration. Once the railway was completed, successive legislative regulations and laws were enacted with the purpose of discouraging Chinese immigration. The Head Tax imposed on Chinese immigrants was increased from $50 in 1885, to $100 in 1900 and finally $500 in 1904*. With continued protests and agitation against Chinese immigration, a Chinese exclusion law was enacted in 1923 which barred the entry of all Chinese people.​


This segment covers a period of sixty-five years from 1858 to 1923, in which Chinese immigrants and their descendants were intensively subjected to legislative controls.

1923-1946

1858-1884

Summary

of Pre-1923

1923年以前時期的摘要

Chinese people first came to Canada in 1858 to work in the gold mines of the Fraser Valley. However it was not until the construction of the CPR there was large-scale Chinese immigration. Once the railway was completed, successive legislative regulations and laws were enacted with the purpose of discouraging Chinese immigration. The Head Tax imposed on Chinese immigrants was increased from $50 in 1885, to $100 in 1900 and finally $500 in 1904*. With continued protests and agitation against Chinese immigration, a Chinese exclusion law was enacted in 1923 which barred the entry of all Chinese people.​


This segment covers a period of sixty-five years from 1858 to 1923, in which Chinese immigrants and their descendants were intensively subjected to legislative controls.