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3,712 Jewish Immigrants Admitted to Canada During Year

The number of Jewish immigrants admitted to Canada in the year ended March 31, 1954 was 3,712, it was reported here today. Of this number, 3, 027 arrived via ocean ports and 685 from the United States. Jewish immigrants formed 2,13 percent of the total number of immigrants admitted to Canada during this year.

Immigrants of German origin formed the largest group admitted to Canada during the year, followed in order of size by those of English, Italian, Dutch, Scottish, Irish and Jewish origin. All of these groups; showed an increase over the previous year with the exception of immigrants of Jewish origin who decreased by 27.1 percent, The decrease among the Jewish immigrants was greater than among any other ethnic group except those of Latvian, Lithuanian and Ukrainian origin.