What is a homesteader and why did they want to move to the prairies? Look inside this book to find out! Immigration and the Founding of New Communities looks at what happened after the 1867 Canadian Confederation agreement. From the gold rush, to the building of the railways, we look at how Canada attracted and employed new immigrants. Books in the Canadian Timelines series teach readers the basics of Canadian history and culture, from how First Nations people arrived to immigration since the 1970s.