A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Norwegians were hesitant to immigrate to Canada before 1900 because they were more interested in the land on the American frontier.

True. Very few Norwegians immigrated to Canada prior to 1900. Emigrating from Norway, many landed in Quebec for a time because it was the gateway to the United States which had the most attractive offers of land to settle. When the American frontier had been fully settled at the turn of the century, Norwegians began to see Canada as "a land of another chance." At the same time, Canadian immigration policy became much more aggressive in actively recruiting settlers, offering free homesteads on the western prairies.

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