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Chinese Immigration Act of 1885

Title

Chinese Immigration Act of 1885

Subject

Canada, immigration, Chinese migrants, Chinese head tax, xenophobia

Description

This is an excerpt of the Chinese Immigration Act of 1885 clearly displaying its intention to restrict Chinese immigration into Canada. The Chinese Immigration Act created the Chinese head tax, which required Chinese migrants to pay a tax to enter the country.

Creator

Statutes of Canada. An Act of Respecting and Regulating Chinese Immigration into Canada, 1885. Ottawa: SC 48-49 Victoria, Chapter 71.
Canada (government of)

Source

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21: http://www.pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/the-chinese-immigration-act-1885

Statutes of Canada. An Act of Respecting and Regulating Chinese Immigration into Canada, 1885. Ottawa: SC 48-49 Victoria, Chapter 71.

Publisher

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21: http://www.pier21.ca/research/immigration-history/the-chinese-immigration-act-1885
Statutes of Canada. An Act of Respecting and Regulating Chinese Immigration into Canada, 1885. Ottawa: SC 48-49 Victoria, Chapter 71.

Date

July 20, 1885

Rights

Public domain

Format

image file/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Paper
Document

Original Format

paper

Files

Chinese immigration act.jpg

Collection

Citation

Statutes of Canada. An Act of Respecting and Regulating Chinese Immigration into Canada, 1885. Ottawa: SC 48-49 Victoria, Chapter 71. and Canada (government of), “Chinese Immigration Act of 1885,” Exhibits, accessed December 10, 2023, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/2237.