The Exclusion Period: 1923–1946
Women's Ambulance Corps marching on Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, c. 1939–1945. Courtesy of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum.
Chinese Canadians and World War Two (1939–1945)

China and Canada were allies in World War Two, and Chinese Canadians were united in common purpose with their fellow Canadians. Across the country, they contributed to the Canadian war effort by enlisting, working in wartime industries, and engaging in massive fundraising campaigns. Although denied full civil rights in Canada, at least 617 Chinese Canadians served in the Canadian and Allied forces. Chinese Canadian women earned a reputation for hard work because of their tireless fundraising efforts both inside and outside of their ethno–cultural community.

Early Chinese Migration and Head Tax:
18581881-18851885May 188519071922
The Exclusion Period:
Family Reunifications and Illegal Immigration:
Growth and Recognition: