We can consider the beginning of immigration in Brazil in the year 1530, since from this moment the Portuguese came to our country to start planting sugar cane.
However, immigration intensified from 1818, with the arrival of the first non-Portuguese immigrants, who came here during the regency of D. João VI.
In search of opportunities in Newfoundland, the Swiss came to our country, who arrived in the 1920s and settled in Rio de Janeiro.
Shipment of Swiss to Brazil at the port of Genoa, Italy, 1920s. (Immigrant Memorial Collection)
Swiss Family at the São Paulo Immigrant Hostel, SP, 1937. Immigrant Memorial Collection São Paulo / Brazil