4,500 Helped by Canada Immigrant Society

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

During May, June and July information and advice was given to 4,500 people at the offices of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada, in Mentreal, Toronto and Winnipeg, according to a report issued.

The Legal Aid Department handled in the three moths 357 cases: 340 people were helped by the society in the matter of passports, visas, permits at the offices of the Dominion Immigration Department in Montreal and the various consulates. The Searching Department received 41 searchers. In 19 cases, the relatives in Canada were traced and put in contact with their relatives in Europe. Twenty-two cases are still pending. The Free Employment Bureau handled 32 cases. Of these, 13 were placed in Montreal and 12 were given free transportation to Winnipeg to work on the Ica farms as harvesters. The Remittance Department handled 229 individual remittances and transferred to the various countries in Europe the sum of $5,634,96.

Representatives of the Society met 136 boats at the ports and 64 immigrant trains. In the three months, May. June and July. 981 Jews arrived in Canada with a total number of arrivals of 57.115. Nine Jewish immigrants were detained ? the Canadian ports for various reasons and were later released through the intervention of the Legal Aid Department of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society.

A gift of $5,000 from Mrs. Jacob Wertheim to aid in caring for undernourished children in the city was announced by the Children’s Aid Society.

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