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Impressed by the films on Canada which he saw in Belfast and feeling that he could build a future for himself here, Malcolm McGuckin decided to emigrate and arrived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in December 1949. 

Date(s)

1963

Place

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Place of creation

Manitoba

Scope and content

After working on several farms in Manitoba the McGuckins moved to Winnipeg where they both obtained employment with a large department store. Missing the land, Mr. McGuckin soon began to tire of his job and when the opportunity of residing on a mink ranch came about he jumped at the chance. His enterprise has now expanded to the extent that he employs a Canadian family of five to help him raise and breed mink. Last year (1962) he marketed 1,600 mink pelts which brought an average price of $17. each. His gross income in 1962 was over $27,000. Their home, which is fully paid for, is valued at $25,000. The McGuckins have two children, Isabelle seven, and Roy one.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Nil
Item no. (creator)
4649
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Box
06271.4
90: Open
Other accession no.
1972-047 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Citizenship and Immigration / David Portigal & Co. / Library and Archives Canada
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Library and Archives Canada

Additional name(s)

Photographer: David Portigal & Co.

Additional information

Series title
Northern Irish

Signatures and inscriptions
Department of Citizenship and Immigration. Information Division. Impressed by the films on Canada which he saw in Belfast and feeling that he could build a future for himself here, Malcolm McGuckin decided to emigrate and arrived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in December 1949. After working on several farms in Manitoba the McGuckins moved to Winnipeg where they both obtained employment with a large department store. Missing the land, Mr. McGuckin soon began to tire of his job and when the opportunity of residing on a mink ranch came about he jumped at the chance. His enterprise has now expanded to the extent that he employs a Canadian family of five to help him raise and breed mink. Last year (1962) he marketed 1,600 mink pelts which brought an average price of $17. each. His gross income in 1962 was over $27,000. Their home, which is fully paid for, is valued at $25,000. The McGuckins have two children, Isabelle seven, and Roy one. Cit. & Imm. Photo by David Portigal & Co.

Government

Other system control no.

3613757