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Edmonton: Chinese migration timeline

Edmonton's Chinese community is as diverse as the city itself.

Although the first Chinese immigrants arrived in Canada in 1858 for the gold rush, the first major wave of Chinese migration was between 1881-1885 when the Canadian Pacific Railway brought in nearly 6,500 Chinese workers to build the railway.

This timeline gives the full history of Chinese migration to Canada, Alberta and Edmonton. Click on a date to navigate.

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