Hungarian immigrants were people from Hungary that moved to Canada for a better life and more opportunities for work. Nearly all of the immigrants coming from Hungary were from poor rural areas and villages. The class difference between poor people and the rich people was very large in Hungary and many poor people would never have the opportunity to buy land.
Hungarian immigrants traveled from Hungary to Canada.
The country of Hungary and the surrounding countries.
The economy in Hungary was also doing very badly in the late 1800s. There were slumps in farming, and the manufacturing was small-scale and was suffering. Much of their economy depended on trade with other countries. The population of the country was rising quickly and the economy was doing poorly, so there was a shortage of jobs. The jobs that were available were hard physical labour, but paid low wages. All people were facing high taxes and men were being required by the government to sign up for the military.
PHOTO CREDIT: SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY ALBUM
This couple moved to Canada from Hungary in 1923. They homesteaded near Regina, Saskatchewan and this photo was taken in 1940.