When the Jewish came to Canada, they settled in Winnipeg, and the prairies and farming communities of rural Manitoba
The Jewish were forced to flee from their homelands, due to danger, violence and hate. Pogroms would savagely attack Jews, they would burn down Jewish houses, beat, and even kill. Pogroms were the reason for the major immigration of Jews to Canada.
The main factor that pulled Jewish people to Canada was because they were away from harm and they were now safe.
Federal Immigrant Policy
The very first major arrival of Jews to Canada was in 1880, at the time the immigration policy was almost non existent, there was no discrimination or exclusion.
Conditions Upon Arrival
The Jewish community has been faced with discrimination, in the 1930s (during Hitler’s political reign) some were even declined admission into Canada
Henry Nathan Jr.
Henry Nathan Jr. was the first Jewish Canadian Member of Parliament.
The Right Honourable Bora Laskin
Bora Laskin was the First Jewish Canadian Supreme Court Judge, appointed in 1970
Myron Samuel Scholes
Myron Scholes won the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1997 for his method of determining derivatives, which has become essential in financial markets today.