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Canada allowed a range of survivors to immigrate. Some came after they were sponsored to reunite with family members. Many came because they had useful skills, like making clothes as tailors and furriers. Some came to work on farms and help grow more food for Canadians. Some were orphans and had no one left to care for them.

The CJC would look for potential workers in the Displaced Persons camps. Potential workers were required to pass a skills-based test as part of the immigration process., . Despite limits, these projects helped thousands of Holocaust survivors move to Canada and begin their new lives.

Learn more about the Garment Workers Scheme through the experiences of Leon Glatter and Nathan Dimitry in this section.

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