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Ontario GenWeb Project: Migration: Into Ontario
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Migration: Into Ontario

By genealogy standards Migration is a rather large topic to tackle. Therefore I have only briefly touched the surface. It is hoped though that the information provided below and on the accompanying pages will be enough to help you get started if you had a relative "come to Ontario, Upper Canada, or Canada West", but you are unsure of where they may have settled.

This information is far from complete, and may contain errors, so your input is appreciated.

It is hard to say exactly when the settlement of Ontario began. In the 1600's Ontario was part of New France and there were settlements along the shorelines of Hudson Bay and Lake Huron. The major influx of settlement started with the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783 when those who remained loyal to Britain fled from the USA into Canada. Most fled first to the Maritime provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, then ventured into Ontario (then called Upper Canada) as land became available. By the early 1800's Upper Canada was welcoming settlers from overseas

    "The province of Upper Canada was opened up for agricultural settlement during the first half of the nineteenth century. Before the American Revolution it had been a wilderness inhabited only by a few Indians, except in the region around Detroit where French-Canadian farming communities had already been established. By 1851 it was a well-cultivated agricultural region, with an extensive system of canals and a few railford lines making its more remote districts accessible, and it had a population of 952,000 people. The population, having been recruited from many social groups outside the area, was extremely heterogeneous." Quoted from: Ethnic Groups in Upper Canada by Jean R. Burnet, 1972, Ontario Historical Society
Immigrants from the USA came via foot and transporation available at that time (horse, wagons, stagecoach, etc) arriving in border towns such as Ottawa, Pembroke, Fort Erie, Windsor, Sarnia, and Sault Ste. Marie. Some arrived via boat or ship to the ports of Cornwall, Kingston, Toronto, Windsor and the like.

Immigrants from overseas had a required first stop before being allowed entrance into Canada. From 1832 to the 1930's all had to stop at the island of Grosse Île (located in the St. Lawrence River near Quebec City - now a national historical site) to be checked for contagious diseases. Those found to be infected were quarantined, and those found healthy were released. This found many families split apart -- some to never be reunited.

From Grosse Île, immigrants had three options, remain in Quebec (which some did for a generation or two before heading west), travel west via land, or travel west via water.

Related Material

  • Immigration Records
  • Emigration Records
  • Grosse Île: Canada's Immigration Station
  • WANTED: Settlers


    Where Did Your Ancestor Come From?

    African Americans
    Albania
    Arabian Peninsula
    Argentina
    Armenia
    Australia
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Byelorussia (Soviet Union)
    Carribean
    Ceylon / Sri Lanka
    Chile
    China
    Croatia
    Czechoslovakia
    Denmark
    Ecuador
    Egypt
    England

    Estonia
    Fiji
    Finland
    France
    French Royalists
    Georgia
    German-Speaking
    Germany
    Greece
    Guyana
    Hungary
    Iceland
    India
    Indonesia
    Iran
    Ireland
    Italy
    Jamaica
    Japan
    Jews

    Korea
    Latvia
    Lebanon
    Lithuania
    Macedonia
    Malaysia
    Malta
    Mennonites
    Netherlands
    New Zealand
    Nigeria
    Pakistan
    Pennsylvania Deutsch
    Philippines
    Poland
    Portugal
    Quakers
    Roumania
    Russia
    Scotland

    Serbia
    Six Nations
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Syria
    Tibet
    Tobago
    Trinidad
    Turkey
    Uganda
    Ukraine
    United Empire Loyalists
    U.S.A.
    Uruguay
    Vietnam
    Wales
    West Indies


    African Americans
    Time Period
    1755 +
    Cause of Migration
    The Revolutionary War (USA)
    The War of 1812 (USA/Canada)
    The abolition of slavery in Canada 1833
    The fugitive slave act 1850 (USA)
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Amherstburg, Colchester, Windsor
    Chatham, North Buxton, Dresden
    Cobourg
    Kingston
    Hamilton, London, St. Catharines, Toronto, Welland
    Communal settlements were established in Dawn (Lambton County), Elgin (Leeds County) and Wilberforce (Renfrew County)
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    Albania
    Time Period
    1904 +
    Cause of Migration
    The revolt against Turkey
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County) and Peterborough (Peterborough County)
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    Arabian Peninsula (includes the areas of the Gulf States, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudia Arabia)
    Time Period
    1901+
    Cause of Migration
    Opportunities not available in country of origin
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County) with smaller settlements in Hamilton (Wentworth County), London (Middlesex Count), Ottawa (Carleton County), Sudbury (Sudbury District) and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Argentina
    Time Period
    1900's
    Cause of Migration
    Politics and Economy in Country of Origin
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Sudbury (Sudbury District) and Toronto (York County)
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    Armenia
    Time Period
    1880's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County) with smaller settlements in Hamilton (Wentworth County), Ottawa (Carleton County), and St. Catharines (Lincoln County)
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    Australia
    Time Period
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County) and Ottawa (Carleton County)
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    Austria
    Time Period
    1880's +
    Cause of Migration
    Pre and post war effects
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Belgium
    Time Period
    1920's +
    Cause of Migration
    The Dominion Sugar Company, which recruited workers from West Flanders, Belgium
    Settlement in the Grand Bend area (Huron County) was encouraged by Belgian immigrant and tobacco farmer Gerhard Vanden Bussche who brought several settlers from Belgium and Holland
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Chatham & Wallaceburg (Kent County), Delhi & Langton (Norfolk County) and Kitchener (Waterloo County)
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    Bulgaria
    Time Period
    1912+
    Post WW2
    Cause of Migration
    The Balkan Wars (1912 - 1913)
    Political refugees
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Hamilton (Wentworth County), Niagara (Lincoln & Welland Counties), and Toronto (York County)
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    Byelorussia (Soviet Union)
    Time Period
    1918 +
    Post WW2
    Cause of Migration
    The Russian Revolution
    World War Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Sudbury (Sudbury District), Timmins (Cochrane District), Toronto (York County) and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Carribean
    Time Period
    1946 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Ceylon (Sri Lanka after 1972)
    Time Period
    1960's +
    Cause of Migration
    Economy and Politics
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County), Ottawa (Carleton County)
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    Chile
    Time Period
    1970 +
    Cause of Migration
    The Special Chilean Movement, which was created to assist political refugees from Chile who were forced to leave due to the overthrow of the Allende government
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County) and Sudbury (Sudbury District)
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    China
    Time Period
    1947 +
    Cause of Migration
    The easing of the Chinese Immigration Act which was introduced in 1923 allowing no Chinese to migrate to Canada, sponsorship starting in 1947 allowed close relatives of Chinese-Canadians to immigrate
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Croatia
    Time Period
    1900 +
    Cause of Migration
    Politics and Economy
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1907 - Welland (Welland County)
    1910 - Hamilton (Wentworth County)
    1923 - Ford City (Essex County)
    1924 - Creighton Mine & Levack (Sudbury District)
    1925 - Toronto (York County)
    1926 - Schumacher-Timmins & Kirkland Lake (Timiskaming District), Carson Mine, Kapuskasing (Algoma District)
    Port Arthur (Thunder Bay District)
    Sault Ste. Marie (Algoma District)
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    Czechoslovakia
    Time Period
    1900 +
    Cause of Migration
    1921 - Sugar Beet Production
    World War Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Chatham (Kent County), Hamilton (Wentworth County), Kingston (Frontenac County), Toronto (York County), and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Denmark
    Time Period
    1800's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1893 - London (Middlesex County)
    early 1900's - Pass Lake (Thunder Bay District)
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    Ecuador
    Time Period
    1970 +
    Cause of Migration
    USA's restritive immigration laws and Canada's need for unskilled workers
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Sudbury (Sudbury District)
    Toronto (York County)
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    Egypt
    Time Period
    1956 +
    Cause of Migration
    Politics and Economy
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Ottawa (Carleton County), Toronto (York County), Windsor (Essex County)
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    England
    Time Period
    1610 +
    (1775-1812)
    (1815-1855)
    Cause of Migration
    American Revolution
    World Wars One & Two
    Promotion by the Canada Company "No organized attempt to sell Canada to the British public was made until 1826, when the Canada Company was incorporated in London, England"1
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Canada Company promoted the area lying north of the southern part of Lake Huron to the head of Lake Ontario
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    Estonia
    Time Period
    1944 +
    Cause of Migration
    World War Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Fiji
    Time Period
    1964 +
    Cause of Migration
    Economy
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Finland
    Time Period
    1870 +, mostly after 1920
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Port Arthur-Fort William (Thunder Bay District)
    Sudbury-Copper Cliff (Sudbury Distric
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    France
    Time Period
    1600's +
    Cause of Migration
    The creation of New France (Quebec)
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1749 - Windsor (Essex County) & the counties of Carleton, Dundas, Frontenac, Glengarry, Grenville, Leeds, Prescott, Renfrew,Russell, and Stormont
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    French Royalists
    Time Period
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    York County
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    Georgia
    Time Period
    1945 +
    Cause of Migration
    World War Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Hamilton (Wentworth County), St. Catharines (Lincoln County) and Toronto (York County)
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    German-Speaking
    Time Period
    1786 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1786-1828 - A migration from the counties of Franklin, Lancaster, Montgomery and Bucks in Pennsylvania to Ontario was begun, most were "Pennsylvania Deutsch" or Mennonites and of Swiss origins, to Niagara Peninsula (Lincoln & Welland Counties) & Waterloo County
    Renfrew County
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    Germany
    Time Period
    1792 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1792-1837 - (Pennsylvania Deutsch/Mennonites) Haldimand, Lincoln and Welland Counties
    1820's - Grand River area & Kitchener-Waterloo (Waterloo County)
    Bruce, Grey, Huron & Perth Counties attracted those from Europe, while Renfrew County attracted those from Prussia
    The north shore of Lake Ontario attracted "Hessians" Germans who had served with the British Army during the Revolutionary War
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    Greece
    Time Period
    early 1900's
    Cause of Migration
    Economy
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County), Hamilton (Wentworth County), London (Middlesex County), Ottawa (Carleton County) and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Guyana
    Time Period
    1950's +
    Cause of Migration
    Racial and Political unrest
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Hungary
    Time Period
    early 1900's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County), Hamilton (Wentworth County), St. Catharines (Lincoln County), Windsor (Essex County), Ottawa (Carleton County), Kitchener (Waterloo County), and London (Middlesex County)
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    Iceland
    Time Period
    1873 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1873 - Rosseau (Parry Sound District) settled by about 100 immigrants
    1874 - Kinmount (Victoria County) settled by 365 immigrants
    Toronto (York County)
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    India
    Time Period
    1960's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Indonesia
    Time Period
    1966 +
    Cause of Migration
    Easing of the Canadian immigration law
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Iran
    Time Period
    1970's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Ireland
    Time Period
    1798 +
    Cause of Migration
    Irish Rebellion (1798)
    Potato Famine (1823-1849) The highest number of those fleeing from the famine came during the years of 1847 & 1848
    Depression (1880's)
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1823 - Ramsay Twp (Lanark County) and Huntley and Goulbourn Twps (Carleton County) Peter Robinson led 600 Irish immigrants from Ireland to the area in a British government emigration experiment
    1825 - Peterborough County, Peter Robinson brought about 2000 immigrants to Peterborough
    1804-1837 Elgin County, The Talbot Settlement founded by Colonel Thomas Talbot
    1800's - settlers from Quebec's New Glasgow settlement and nearby Kilkenny Township migrated to Carleton County
    1847 - Lake ports along Lake Ontario (Cobourg, Oshawa, Kingston, etc)2
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    Italy
    Time Period
    1800's +
    Cause of Migration
    Building of the Railways
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Hamilton (Wentworth County), Niagara/St. Catharines (Lincoln County), Sault Ste. Marie (Algoma District), Sudbury (Sudbury District), Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay District), Toronto (York County), and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Jamaica
    Time Period
    early 1800's +
    Cause of Migration
    To avoid enslavement by the British
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Japan most via British Columbia
    Time Period
    1945 +
    Cause of Migration
    World War Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Jews
    Time Period
    1830's +
    Cause of Migration
    Economy
    Religious persecution
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Dundas & Hamilton (Wentworth County)
    Lancaster (Glengarry County), Ottawa (Carleton Carleton County), Toronto (York County)
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    Korea
    Time Period
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Brampton (Peel County)
    Toronto (York County)
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    Latvia
    Time Period
    1900's
    Cause of Migration
    World War Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Hamilton (Wentworth County)
    Toronto (York County)
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    Lebanon
    Time Period
    1800's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1888 - Toronto (York County)
    c1890 - Ottawa (Carleton County) via Montreal (Quebec) via Tyre Valley, Lebanon
    1800's - New Liskeard (Timiskaming District)
    London (Middlesex County), Windsor (Essex County)
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    Lithuania
    Time Period
    1800's +
    Cause of Migration
    1812 - 150 imprisoned Napoleon soldiers migrated to Canada in order to gain their freedom by fighting for the British
    late 1880's - to escape conscription into the Russian army
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    c1812 - Fort Erie (Welland County)
    late 1800's - Hamilton (Wentworth County), London (Middlesex County), Ottawa (Carleton County), Toronto (York County) and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Macedonia
    Time Period
    1903 +
    Cause of Migration
    The revolt of 1903
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Malaysia
    Time Period
    1970's +
    Cause of Migration
    Politics and Economy
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Malta
    Time Period
    1840's +
    Cause of Migration
    World War Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1840's - St. Catharines (Lincoln County)
    1940's - Toronto (York County)
    Belleville (Hastings County), Guelph (Waterloo County), Hamilton (Wentworth County), London (Middlesex County), Oshawa & Whitby (Durham County), Ottawa (Carleton County), Peterborough (Peterborough County), St. Thomas (Elgin County), and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Mennonites
    Time Period
    1786 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1786 - Niagara Peninsula, Waterloo and York Counties welcomed those from Pennsylvania, aka the "Pennsylvania Deutsch"
    1870's - western Waterloo County welcomed Amish Mennonites from Alsace
    1920's - An influx of "Russian Mennonites" (those originally from Holland, then Prussia & Russia) into Ontario, place unknown
    Haldimand, Lincoln, and Welland Counties
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    Netherlands
    Time Period
    1780's/1790's
    1900's +
    Cause of Migration
    The Revoltionary War (Several of Dutch origin were United Empire Loyalists)
    World War Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Holland Marsh (Simcoe & York Counties)
    Toronto (York County)
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    New Zealand
    Time Period
    1900's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Nigeria
    Time Period
    1960's +
    Cause of Migration
    Quest for a higher education
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Pakistan
    Time Period
    1967 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Pennsylvania Deutsch (Pennsylvania Germans) see also German-Speaking
    Time Period
    1792 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Haldimand, Lincoln and Welland Counties
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    Philippines
    Time Period
    1946 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County) and Ottawa (Carleton County)
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    Poland
    Time Period
    1860's +
    Cause of Migration
    Repression by Russia, Austria and Prussia
    Railway construction (attracted some of those that originally settled in Northern USA)
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1860's - Renfrew County (those from the Kaszuby Region)
    c1860 - Waterloo County (those from Prussian occupied areas)
    Hamilton (Wentworth County) and Toronto (York County)
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    Portugal
    Time Period
    1950's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Galt-Kitchener (Waterloo County), Hamilton (Wentworth County), Kingston (Frontenac County), London (Middlesex County), Ottawa (Carleton County), Toronto (York County) and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Quakers (The Society of Friends)
    Time Period
    1800 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    In 1800 a settlement was established in York County by Timothy Rogers
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    Roumania
    Time Period
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Kitchener (Waterloo County), Toronto (York County) and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Russia
    Time Period
    1900's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Hamilton (Wentworth County), Kitchener (Waterloo County), London (Middlesex County), Ottawa (Carleton County), St. Catharines (Lincoln County), Timmins (Timiskaming District), Toronto (York County) and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Scotland
    Time Period
    1785 +
    Cause of Migration
    From Rick Raab-Faber - Some of the causes of migration were due, no doubt, to sovereignty issues. My particular Clan, the McFarlands, had been outlawed in Scotland due to the murder of the head of the Colquoun clan
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1785 - Glengarry County was settled by 600 from Glengarry, Scotland
    1816 - Perth (Lanark County)
    1849 - 50-60 families from South Uist emigrated to West Williams Township, Middlesex County
    1852 - the Dundas County area was settled by 1500 from the Barra, Benbecula and South Uist regions of Scotland
    1852 - Glengarry County welcomed some of a group of 4500 (some stayed in Glengarry, others went on to Nova Scotia)
    1800's - settlers (originally from Glasgow and Paisley, Scotland) from Quebec's New Glasgow settlement and nearby Kilkenny Township migrated to Carleton County
    From Larry McLaren - There is considerable evidence of migration from PEI and Nova Scotia in the early to mid 1800s. There seems to be considerable settlment in the Bruce and Huron and surrounding Counties
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    Serbia
    Time Period
    1903 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Hamilton (Wentworth County)
    Niagara Falls (Welland County)
    Toronto (York County)
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    Six Nations
    Time Period
    1800 +
    Cause of Migration
    The Six Nations were six different "tribes" or nations of the Iroquois. They moved to Ontario from New York because they were promised land in British North America after the American Revolution for fighting on the side of the British, in other words, they were United Empire Loyalists
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Grand River -- Joseph Brant led this Indian tribe to this area in Haldimand and Brant Counties
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    Slovakia
    Time Period
    1878 +
    Cause of Migration
    Lack of work in the USA
    Mining work available in Northern Ontario
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1878 - Toronto (York County) via USA
    1920's-30's - Sudbury (Sudbury District) and Timmins (Timiskaming District)
    Hamilton (Wentworth County), St. Catharines (Lincoln County), Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay District), and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Slovenia
    Time Period
    1875 +
    Cause of Migration
    Economic Reasons
    Establishment of the communist regime in Yugoslavia
    After World War One - Restrictions on USA immigration
    1956-1958 - Hungarian uprising
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
    Timmins & Kirkland Lake (Timiskaming District)
    Hamilton (Wentworth County), St. Catharines (Lincoln County), Niagara Peninsula
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    Spain
    Time Period
    1913 +
    Cause of Migration
    Economy
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Sweden
    Time Period
    1890's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Northern shore of Lake-of-the-Woods (Kenora District)
    Mossley (Middlesex County)
    Toronto (York County)
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    Switzerland
    Time Period
    1786 +
    Cause of Migration
    1786-1820 - The Pennsylvania Dutch migration
    1812 - Disbanding of military regiments
    late 1800's - A migration of Bernese farmers to Zurich
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Haldimand, Lincoln and Welland Counties
    Whitchurch (York County)
    Along the Grand River
    Waterloo County via Pennsylvania (some of the Pennsylvania Dutch Mennonites)
    Perth (Lanark County)
    Zurich (Huron County)
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    Syria
    Time Period
    1901 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
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    Tibet
    Time Period
    1971 +
    Cause of Migration
    Invasion by China
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
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    Tobago
    Time Period
    1970's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
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    Trinidad
    Time Period
    1970's +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
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    Turkey
    Time Period
    1890's +
    Cause of Migration
    Politics and Economy
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Toronto (York County)
    Windsor (Essex County)
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    Uganda
    Time Period
    1972 +
    Cause of Migration
    Uganda ordered those of Asian Indian and Asian Pakistan origins out of the country
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    London (Middlesex County), Toronto (York County) and Windsor (Essex County)
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    Ukraine
    Time Period
    1896 +
    Cause of Migration
    Oppresive social and economic conditions
    World Wars One and Two
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Hamilton (Wentworth County), St. Catharines-Niagara (Lincoln County), Thunder Bay (Thunder Bay District), Toronto (York County)
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    United Empire Loyalists
    Time Period
    1776 +
    Cause of Migration
    The Revolutionary War
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    1776-1791 - Niagara Peninsula to the Eastern border of Ontario
    1784 - Augusta (Grenville County), Cornwall (Stormont County), Fredericksburg (Lennox & Addington County), Kingston (Frontenac County), Prescott (Carleton County), Prince Edward County, Along the Thames and Detroit Rivers, and the Lake Erie shoreline
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    United States of America
    Time Period
    1760 +
    Cause of Migration
    The Revolutionary War
    World War Two
    Escaping the draft for the Vietnam War
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
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    Uruguay
    Time Period
    1973 +
    Cause of Migration
    Politics
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Sudbury (Sudbury District), Toronto (York County)
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    Vietnam
    Time Period
    1975 +
    Cause of Migration
    The fall of Saigon
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    Ottawa (Carleton County), Toronto (York County)
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    Wales
    Time Period
    1800's +
    Cause of Migration
    Economy
    Disbanding of Welsh military groups that fought in the War of 1812
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
    York County - Families from Pennsylvania 's Welsh tract founded 1682 established a Quaker Settlement in York County
    Demoblized military men (1818) settled in Kingston, London, and Niagara Peninsula
    Talbot Settlement
    Southwold Twp (Elgin County)
    Queenston & Stamford (Niagara)
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    West Indies
    Time Period
    1946 +
    Cause of Migration
    unknown
    Area of Prominent Settlement In Ontario
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