Ontario Government Record Series RG 11-22

Immigration refund bonus certificates

About these records

Immigration refund bonus certificates
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

1.5 metres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of certificates given to immigrants at the various points of embarkation in Canada by agents representing the Province of Ontario. On arrival at the port, these certificates were to be registered and stamped as evidence of their arrival. After three months residence in Ontario the individual could submit the certificate to the agent in Toronto for payment of a Refund Bonus of six dollars per adult.

The certificates can include such information as the name of the ship, port of embarkation, date of sailing, names, ages, nationality, occupation, date of arrival at Quebec and address in Ontario.

The records are filed alphabetically by surname.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Dept. of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works

Ontario. Dept. of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works. Immigration Branch
Restrictions on Access
Original records are closed for conservation reasons. Researchers must use self-service microfilm, MS 847.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario some time prior to 1961. No information is available relating to the custody of the records or the means by which they were transferred to the Archives of Ontario.
Availability of Other Formats

Series is available on self service microfilm.

Please note that microfilmed records are identified by their former reference codes.

Former Codes

RG 11 Series I.

Finding Aid
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Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1873-1874 :

Department of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Works (AA70) Immigration Branch (CA612)

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By Microfilm Interloan
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