UKRAINIANS began arriving in BC at the end of the 19th century, part of the huge migration from eastern Europe into western Canada. Most Ukrainians preferred to settle on the prairies, where the Canadian government was successfully enticing immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire with offers of "free land," but some moved on to BC to find work in the MINING, LOGGING and railway construction camps. In BC Ukrainians tended toward heavy labour in industrial and urban areas such as the...

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