Category: Nova Scotia, Immigrants

Categories: Canada, Immigrants | Nova Scotia

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The Mi'kmaq are the original inhabitants of Nova Scotia.

1603-1755: The Acadians were the first European settlers.

1749-1775: The term Planters and Pioneers refers to the early settlers of Nova Scotia as a British colony. English pioneer families established Halifax, and were soon joined by the 'Foreign Protestants' from France, Germany and Switzerland. The British offered land grants to the army officers and soldiers who were no longer needed after the fall of Qu├ębec. Then, from 1759 to 1775, roughly 2000 families arrived from New England. These New England Planters established the first thirteen townships. And in 1773, Scottish passengers of the Hector became the pioneer founders of Pictou, Nova Scotia.

1783-1786 Following the American Revolution, over 30,000 United Empire Loyalists settled in Nova Scotia. The town of Shelburne was founded in order to administer the influx, so the majority landed in Shelburne before taking possession of their land grants.

1790-1840 Scottish immigrants continued to arrive.

1815-1845 A wave of Irish immigrants settled in Nova Scotia

1890-1920 Immigrants from various countries settled in Cape Breton to work in the coal and steel industry.

1928-1971 Nova Scotia was a central immigration point for Canada. During this period over 1.5 million immigrants came through Pier 21, in Halifax, including Home Children, 3,000 Guest Children evacuated from England in 1940, thousands of War Brides and their families after 1945, and nearly 200,000 post-war immigrants from eastern and central Europe.

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