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  Step 1  What Canadian Naturalization Records are available?
Step 2  Search Online Canadian Naturalization Records
Step 3  What Canadian Naturalization Records have been filmed and where do I find them?
Step 4  Search substitute records for Canadian immigration or naturalization year
Canadian Passports Canadian Census Records City Directories Canadian Land Records Canadian Oaths of Allegiance Canadian Newspapers Canadian Naturalization Records Canadian Sessional Papers Ships Passenger Lists to Canada
New on Ancestry! Irish Canadian Emigration Records, 1823-1849 This database contains various records and reports of Canadian emigration agents James Allison and A.J. Buchanan. These lists are searchable by name. The two collections in this database are:Records of James Allison, Emigrant Agent at Montreal, 1823--1849 & Emigration Agent Returns of Emigrant Orphans, 1847

Censuses in what is now Canada were first taken in the seventeenth century. These and subsequent censuses conducted up to the year 1851 were scattered and selective in regard to the years taken and the areas enumerated. These very early censuses generally listed only the head of the household, his/her age and occupation, the number of family members, and the personís birthplace and religion and a few other facts.

In Ontario Province wide censuses were taken in 1842, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911. Others have been taken after 1911 but are not avaliable to us yet.

See the list of questions asked on all census returns for Canada

1842 Census

An overlooked census for Naturalization information is the census of 1842 for Ontario. It has a column indicating number of years in "The Province", for each family member! Following are the columns dealing with immigration and naturalization

  • Column 11. Number of natives of England belonging to each family
  • Column 12. Number of natives of Ireland belonging to each family
  • Column 13. Number of natives of Scotland belonging to each family
  • Column 14. Number of natives of Canada of French origin
  • Column 15. Number of natives of Canada of British origin
  • Column 16. Number of natives of the Continent of Europe, or otherwise, specifying the same separtately
  • Column 17. Number of natives of United States of America
  • Column 18. Number of years each person has been in the Province when not natives thereof
  • Column 19. Number of Aliens not naturalized

Complete list of questions on the 1842 census

1901 Census

The Canadian census returns of 1901 includes the year of immigration and naturaliztion information. 1901 consists of two schedules. Schedule 1 provides the following information: name, age, sex, year and date of birth, age, year of immigration to Canada, year of naturalization, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, occupation, and employment and education information.

  • Column 12. Year of immigration to Canada
  • Column 13. Year of naturalization - pa entered in this column indicates that the person has applied for papers, but has not yet reached the full status of citizenship.

1911 Census

The 1911 Census has the following about Naturalization and Immigraton:

Column 12 - Year of Immigration to Canada, if an Immigrant
Column 13 - Year of Naturalization, if Formerly an Alien

Search Canadian Census Records at Ancestry.com . These are fee-based, but you can use any of these Free Trials: Ancestry.com Free Trial or Ancestry.co.uk Free trial or Fold3 Free Trial

Online 1901 census for Canada at NAC (not searchable by surname, only by location)

List of questions on 1901 census

Online Ontario 1901 Census Records (many free, some fee-based)

Other Resources

Alternate resources that provide immigration or naturalization years are

census records in Canada Canada Census Records
marker for naturalization records in Canada Ontario City Directories
marker for naturalization records in Canada Land Records in Canada
marker for naturalization records in Canada Ontario Newspapers (Obits, Announcements)
marker for naturalization records in Canada Canada Sessional Papers
marker for naturalization records in Canada Ships Passenger Lists to Canada

 
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