Prairie Immigration Experience website is a collection of
nearly 15,000 digitized archival documents, including diaries,
correspondence, photographs, and audio and video recordings
from the holdings of the University of Manitoba Archives &
Special Collections and the University of Saskatchewan Archives.
These archival records detail the experiences of the hundreds
of thousands of immigrants of varied nationalities and ethnicities,
who came to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta in search
of a better way of life. The records detail the full immigration
experience, from their arrival in Canada, to the hardships
they faced settling in a new country, to the lasting effects
immigration has had on Canadian society and culture.
digitized items have been organized according to their relevant
nationality or ethnic group and archival fonds. When you click
on the title of a particular fonds you will be presented with
a description of the digitized material from that fonds and
a link to the digitized items.
the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage
through the Canadian Culture Online Program, Library and Archives
Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives.