Dates for the Achievement of Political Equality for the Women of Canada

Province Suffrage Eligibility to Hold Office
Manitoba January 28, 1916 January 28, 1916
Saskatchewan March 14, 1916 March 14, 1916
Alberta April 19, 1916 April 19, 1916
British Columbia April 5, 1917 April 5, 1917
Ontario April 12, 1917 April 24, 1919
Nova Scotia April 26, 1918 April 26, 1918 (separate act)
Dominion of Canada Relatives of members of the armed forces – September 20, 1917
All women – May 24, 1918
(“The bluebirds” – Military Nurses first women to vote.)
July 7, 1919
Reaffirmed and made permanent by the Dominion Elections Act, 1920.
New Brunswick April 17, 1919 March 9, 1934
Prince Edward Island May 3, 1922 May 3, 1922
Newfoundland (Joined Canada March 31, 1949) April 13, 1925 April 13, 1925
Quebec April 25, 1940 April 25, 1940

Other Women and Men in Canada

Nationality Date
Chinese and South Asian Canadians regained their right to vote in 1947.
Japanese Canadians regained their right to vote in 1949.
First Nations in Manitoba eligible for provincial vote 1952 (statues of MB-MB Elections Act 1952, Section 5, p 51)
Inuit right to vote in federal elections recognized in 1954..
First Nations right to vote federally recognized March 31, 1960.