A Scattering of Seeds: The Creation of Canada
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Serbians have only been arriving in Canada since the Yugoslavian war of the early 1990s.

False. The first Serbians to immigrate to Canada came in the 1850s. They settled in British Columbia in the areas of the Fraser River and Vancouver. Most were young, single men who found work in mining and forestry. More Serbs arrived in substantial numbers in the 1870s. By 1900 they began to migrate to other provinces. Quite a number came from the plains of Vojvodina and settled in the somewhat familiar prairies of Saskatchewan. The Serbian community in Regina dates from that time.

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