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ZA8634: National Tables on international migration statistics: Canada 1816 - 1924

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Nationale Tabellen der internationalen Migrations-Statistik: Kanada 1816-1924
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Ferenczi, Imre; Willcox, Walter F. (2017): National Tables on international migration statistics: Canada 1816 - 1924. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA8634 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA8634
TitleNational Tables on international migration statistics: Canada 1816 - 1924
Current Version1.0.0, 2017-6-28,
Date of Collection01.01.1816 - 31.12.1924
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Ferenczi, Imre - International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Willcox, Walter F. - National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)


AbstractThe present data handbook is intended to provide the adequate data material for research on the aspects of international migration. In 1924, the Committee on the Scientific Aspects of Human Migration of the Social Science Research Council gave a suggestion for this collection. The implementation of the statistical study was entrusted to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) in New York (Prof. Dr. Willcox), which was supported by the Migration Department of the International Labor Office (ILO) Dr. Ferenczi) in Geneva, Switzerland. The data handbook of Ferenczi and Willcox goes beyond the compilation of known, available migration statistics of the individual countries. In addition to the published official statistics, many materials in various archives have been reviewed, assessed, and edited. The researchers collected national statistics with the aim of compiling them in international tables. The particular challenge of this work lay in the fact that the further the data goes back into the past, the incomplete nature of the national migration statistics increases. For each country, the number of emigrants was gathered according to the country of destination or country of immigration indicated by them. In addition, for each country the immigrants were recorded according to the country of their departure. This should provide an overview of the migration flows for each country. The present collection summarizes the immigration statistics of Canada.
Categories Categories
  • Historical Studies Data
Topics Topics
  • 4 History
  • 2.2 Migration


Geographic Coverage
  • Canada (CA)
Date of Collection
  • 01.01.1816 - 31.12.1924

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2017-6-28
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 108 Zeitpunkte
Number of Variables: 170 Zeitreihen
Analysis System(s): Excel


  • Imre Ferenczi, Walter F. Willcox (1969), International Migrations. Volume I - Statistics. New York, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers. Part II: National Tables, pp. 357-370.
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