The first Ukrainian immigrants immigrated to Canada from Ukraine in 1891. Thousands of Ukrainian immigrants came to Canada between 1896 and 1914 when the Canadian government was offering cheap farmland. During this wave of immigration, Ukrainians were looking for more opportunities.
Ukrainian immigrants traveled from Ukraine to Canada.
The country of Ukraine and the surrounding countries.
When the First World War broke out in 1914, the Canadian government treated many Ukrainians terribly by putting them in prison because they were originally from a country that was at war with Canada. The Ukrainians were described as ‘enemy aliens’ and were put in prisons, concentration camps, and labour camps, where they were forced to do heavy manual labour. For many years, this shameful treatment of Ukrainian immigrants was not talked about very often until the government finally admitted its wrongdoing in 2005.
Canada treated Ukrainians that were living here very terribly during the First World War and put them in prisons and concentration camps.