1923年,下議院提出了《中國移民法案》,掀起了反華情緒的高潮。根據該法,除領事官員,在加拿大出生的孩子,商人和大學生外,禁止華裔或有血統的人進入加拿大。華人離開加拿大時必須向移民局登記,同時只允許離境兩年。如果他在兩年內沒有返回加拿大,將不會被允許返回加拿大。該法案實際上阻止了華人的移居。

The climax of anti-Chinese sentiment came in 1923 when the House of Commons introduced the Chinese Immigration Act.  Under this Act, people of Chinese origin or descent were prohibited from coming into Canada except for consular officials, children born in Canada, merchants and university students. Every Chinese person in Canada had to register with the Ministry of Immigration and Colonization before he left the country and was permitted to leave Canada for two years; if he did not return to Canada within two years, he would not be allowed back in. The Act virtually halted Chinese immigration.

The Chinese Immigration Act also created a bachelor's community. Many married Chinese men, separated from their wives and children, could not lead a normal family life in Canada. The head tax made it impossible for an average worker to be able to afford the passage money and the head tax for his wife and other family members. A Chinese immigrant who left China as a teenager often returned to get married in his early 20s. He then came back to Canada where he would continue to work, leaving his family behind. He might visit his family once or twice later to have children, but the Chinese Immigration Act left him little hope of bringing his family to Canada.  He could only send money to support them.

《中國移民法》也導致了單身華人社區的形成。許多已婚的中國男人與妻子和孩子分開,無法在加拿大過正常的家庭生活。人頭稅的徵收使普通工人無法負擔妻子和其他家庭成員的通行費和人頭稅。一個十幾歲的時候離開中國的當時,年少​​來加的華人,在20多歲時回國結婚。然後,他回到加拿大繼續工作,將家人拋在身後。他們也許會再回鄉一,兩次以求傳宗接代。但是《中國移民法》令他們感到能把家人帶來加的希望甚微。他們只能寄錢支持家人在家鄉的生活。

1947-1967

Pre 1923

1923-1946

"The Act virtually halted Chinese immigration."

The Era of Exclusion - The Dark Age in the History of Chinese Immigration to Canada

被逐時代-華人移加史上的黑暗期

The climax of anti-Chinese sentiment came in 1923 when the House of Commons introduced the Chinese Immigration Act.  Under this Act, people of Chinese origin or descent were prohibited from coming into Canada except for consular officials, children born in Canada, merchants and university students. Every Chinese person in Canada had to register with the Ministry of Immigration and Colonization before he left the country and was permitted to leave Canada for two years; if he did not return to Canada within two years, he would not be allowed back in. The Act virtually halted Chinese immigration.

The Chinese Immigration Act also created a bachelor's community. Many married Chinese men, separated from their wives and children, could not lead a normal family life in Canada. The head tax made it impossible for an average worker to be able to afford the passage money and the head tax for his wife and other family members. A Chinese immigrant who left China as a teenager often returned to get married in his early 20s. He then came back to Canada where he would continue to work, leaving his family behind. He might visit his family once or twice later to have children, but the Chinese Immigration Act left him little hope of bringing his family to Canada.  He could only send money to support them.