CANADA: 1,000,000 Immigrants

Canada last week admitted its 1,000,000th immigrant since World War II. No other country except the U.S. has received as many new settlers in the past seven years.

Before World War II Canadian immigration had almost completely dried up; many Canadians doubted that their economy could ever handle more than the natural population increase. But when 1,000,000 ex-servicemen were reabsorbed without any dislocation at war's end, the government decided to experiment with a freer immigration policy.

Canadian immigration teams roamed the free countries of Europe lining up desirable candidates. Transportation loans were given to those who needed them. Of the first...

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