Ukrainian Canadian Genealogy Database

Were your ancestors Ukrainian immigrants? If so, check out this fascinating new database!

The first two Ukrainian settlers arrived in Canada in 1891 followed by tens of thousands until the start of the First World War. Most Ukrainian immigrants of this period were identified on government records as Poles, Russians, Austrians, Bukovinians, Galicians and Ruthenians, arriving from provinces in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The vast majority of these immigrants settled in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

The second large wave of immigration from Ukraine occurred after the First World War. These immigrants were welcomed by the already established Ukrainian communities.

For more historical information about Ukrainians in Canada and sources available at Library and Archives Canada, see Immigration History: Ethnic and Cultural Groups: Ukrainian.



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