The very first Chinese immigrants to move from China to Canada immigrated in 1788. There were 50 people that moved here to help build a trading post to start trade between British Columbia and China.
Chinese immigrants traveled from China to Canada.
The country of China and the surrounding countries.
During the 1800s, China was experiencing poor living conditions, war, and rebellion. There was a lot of violence in China and the Chinese people were no longer safe in their home country. Their government was not allowing them to make decisions about their traditions and beliefs. Many Chinese were fleeing their country looking for safety.
There was a lot of war, rebellion, and violence in China in the 1800s and Chinese were no longer safe.