Prairie Immigration Experience
The 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.

These 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.

We acknowledge 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.

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Various Backgrounds & Immigration Policy