FIJIANS began immigrating to BC in 1908 when a group of 5 Indo-Fijians arrived in VANCOUVER. They were among the many labourers who moved from India to Fiji in the early 1900s to work in the sugar fields there. Because Canadian law at the time restricted Indian immigration, the 5 Fijians were deported to Fiji; no other immigration occurred until the late 1940s, when the first Fijian to reside in BC arrived from India, followed by a handful of native Fijians who jumped ship in Vancouver in the...

If you are already registered on KnowBC, login now to get access to the full article.

You may already have access to KnowBC through your school, university or library.

If you do not already have access to KnowBC, you can subscribe.