Canada is distinguished from most other countries by the diversity of its population. Our unique cultural, ethnic and linguistic mosaic is reflected in the wide assortment of holdings at Library and Archives Canada associated with the different ethno-cultural groups.

The holdings include: immigration records and guides, identity files, travel guides, passenger lists, letters, diaries, journals, memoirs, newspapers (some ethnic titles), maps, art, photographs, music and film.

Immigration resources have been sorted into three categories:

  • Immigration Records
  • Citizenship and Naturalization Records
  • Immigration Heritage Online Kits -- resources for ethno-cultural groups


Digitized Microforms

Published Sources

Research Aids

Virtual Exhibitions

External Links to Other Institutions