FILIPINOS began immigrating to BC in the 1880s as crew members aboard the sailing vessels that visited VANCOUVER. Some of these early immigrants found work at the HASTINGS MILL in BURRARD INLET. Filipino immigration did not begin in significant numbers, however, until 1958, when a small group of migrants arrived in Vancouver. By the mid-1960s Canada's liberalized immigration laws allowed more immigrants to move to BC. Many people in this second wave of Filipino immigration were well-trained,...

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