Passenger lists, 1865-1935 – Canada

This collection of passenger lists is available from the official Canadian Genealogy Centre.

Passenger lists (RG 76) were the official record of immigration during this period; there are no immigrant applications or files.

The lists contain information such as name, age, country of origin, occupation and intended destination. They are arranged by port and date of arrival, with the exception of some years between 1919 and 1924, when an individual Form 30A was used.

The Government of Canada did not keep records of people leaving the country; there are no passenger lists for departures from Canadian ports.

If your ancestors arrived in Canada by ship between 1865 and 1935, this is a great place to start searching.

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