First Nations of Canada are also officially referred to as 'Indians' by the Canadian government under the .
The pioneers were men, mostly from the ; many were of the .
In 1897 a contingent of Sikh participated in the parade to celebrate 's in , England.
Indo-Canadians or Indian Canadians are citizens whose heritage is fully or partially , children of persons who immigrated from India to Canada, or persons of Indian origin who have Canadian citizenship.
The terms and are sometimes used to distinguish people of ancestral origin from India in order to avoid confusion with the of Canada.
These quotas only allowed fewer than 100 people from India a year until 1957, when it was marginally increased (to 300 people a year).