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Immigration & Refugees, Society

Holocaust testimony aims to reach Canadians who have forgotten

Six million Jews were exterminated by the Nazis during World War II yet one in five Canadian youths haven’t heard or are not sure they have heard about it, according to a survey conducted in April 2019. In on-going efforts »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

East Indian festival of Diwali celebrated at Canadian museum

Families are invited to a celebration of Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights, to be held at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 on October 26, 2019.  According to government statistics from 2016, there are 1.37 million people »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Newcomers benefit from employment program at museum

Nine newcomers to Canada have taken part in a six-month work program to improve their employability. This is the 15th year in which the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has offered its Welcome Home to Canada program. The »

Arts & Entertainment

Mermaids to feature at immigration museum show

February is Black History Month in Canada and Canada’s immigration museum is “enthused to showcase the many exceptional African Canadian artists onstage” as part of a show it is presenting February 8, 9 and 10, 2019. The show is called »

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Lunar New Year celebrations planned at immigration museum

New Year practices from Japanese, Filipino and Chinese cultures will be celebrated on February 2, 2019 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in the eastern city of Halifax. The museum is located at the seaport where nearly »


Immigration celebrated by museum on Canada Day

To celebrate the 151th anniversary of the confederation of Canada, Canadians are invited to reaffirm their citizenship alongside people who will be sworn in as new Canadian citizens on July 1, 2018. The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 »

Immigration & Refugees

German settlers celebrated at Canada’s immigration museum

A celebration of German, Austrian and Swiss culture will be held on June 7, 2018 to honour people of German heritage who have come to settle in the eastern province of Nova Scotia since 1750. The event will be held »

Immigration & Refugees

Lunar New Year celebrated at immigration museum

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will hold Lunar New Year festivities on February 10 in the eastern city of Halifax. There will be a day of Chinese dance, live music, martial arts demonstrations and crafts. Visitors will »


Authors to explain British child emigration to Canada

Between 1863 and 1940 over 100,000 children were sent from Great Britain to Canada, and Canada’s renowned immigration museum has invited two authors to speak about the so-called British Home Children on June 21 in the eastern city of Halifax. »


Museum hosts Titanic event

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has invited marine archaeologist Rob Rondeau to give a talk on the sinking of the Titanic in the North Atlantic in 1912. Rondeau has studied shipwrecks for almost 20 years and has »