1947 was a major turning point in Chinese Canadian history. During World War II, China was Canada's ally and many Chinese Canadians contributed to the war effort. Five hundred Canadian-born Chinese volunteered to fight in the Pacific War and the Chinese Community in Victoria bought 20% of all Canadian Victory Bonds, nearly $10 million worth.


The change from an inhospitable to a more accepting attitude towards Chinese Canadians in such a short time was overwhelming. In 1947, the Parliament of Canada had repealed the Chinese Immigration Act, ending a 24-year ban on Chinese immigration to Canada.  Chinese immigrants in British Columbia were finally allowed to vote in 1947.

1947年是加拿大華人歷史上的一個重要轉折點。第二次世界大戰期間,中國是加拿大的盟友,許多加拿大華裔為戰爭做出了貢獻。五百名加拿大出生的華人自願參加太平洋戰爭,維多利亞州的華人社區認購了全部加拿大勝利債券的20%,價值近1000萬加元。

在如此短的時間內,對加拿大華裔的態度從冷漠到令人接受,這種變化是令人難以置信的。 1947年,加拿大議會廢除了《華人移民法》,結束了24年禁止華人移民加拿大的禁令.1947年,不列顛哥倫比亞省的華人最終被允許投票。

The Canadian government did not lift all restrictions on Chinese immigration, however, as only the spouses and minor unmarried children of Chinese Canadians were allowed to immigrate. At the same time, there was relatively free immigration to Europe and the United States. It was not until 1967, when Canada adopted a universal point system of assessing potential immigrants, that Chinese immigrants were admitted under the same criteria as people of other origins.

加拿大政府並未取消對華人移民的所有限制,因為只有加拿大華裔的配偶和未婚未成年子女才被允許移民。同時,有相對自由的歐洲和美國移民。直到1967年加拿大採用了一種評估潛在移民的通用積分制度,才允許華人與其他血統的人獲得同等的待遇。

1967-1994

1923-1946

1947-1967

"In 1947, the Parliament of Canada had repealed the Chinese Immigration Act, ending a 24-year ban on Chinese immigration to Canada."

Repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act

平反華人受歧視的時期

1947 was a major turning point in Chinese Canadian history. During World War II, China was Canada's ally and many Chinese Canadians contributed to the war effort. Five hundred Canadian-born Chinese volunteered to fight in the Pacific War and the Chinese Community in Victoria bought 20% of all Canadian Victory Bonds, nearly $10 million worth.


The change from an inhospitable to a more accepting attitude towards Chinese Canadians in such a short time was overwhelming. In 1947, the Parliament of Canada had repealed the Chinese Immigration Act, ending a 24-year ban on Chinese immigration to Canada.  Chinese immigrants in British Columbia were finally allowed to vote in 1947.

The Canadian government did not lift all restrictions on Chinese immigration, however, as only the spouses and minor unmarried children of Chinese Canadians were allowed to immigrate. At the same time, there was relatively free immigration to Europe and the United States. It was not until 1967, when Canada adopted a universal point system of assessing potential immigrants, that Chinese immigrants were admitted under the same criteria as people of other origins.