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Allows you to support 100 population without the need for Houses or Town Centers (total population is not increased). All units train slightly faster.
—In-game description

Immigrants is a technology in Age of Empires III that grants 100 population without the need to build additional Houses/Manors, Longhouses, Villages, Shrines, Kancha Houses, or Torps, and causes all units to train 10% faster — excluding units which do not cost tangible resources (which instead only train 5% more quickly and includes: Heavy Cannon, Great Bombard, Rocket, Tokala Soldier, Skull Knight, Flying Crow, Travois, Warrior Priest, Priestess and Ottoman Villagers). It does not increase the maximum population limit.

The technology is researched at the Capitol by European civilizations or the Town Center upon reaching the Imperial Age for Native American and Asian civilizations. Lakota receive the train speed benefit for free upon reaching the Imperial Age, since they are the only civilization which does not have access to the Immigrants technology.


Immigrants can synergize extremely well with the Chinese "TEAM Provincial Administration" Home City Card; fewer Villages will be required prior to the Imperial Age, and then even fewer once Immigrants is researched.

The Spanish can support almost their entire population with a single Town Center with the Colonial Estancias Home City Card and Immigrants, only being 30 population short. Furthermore, Colonial Estancias will negate the need for Immigrants altogether if the player have two Town Centers and six Houses or three Town Centers, even if they lose all other Houses in an attack. This can be used to create chokepoints with Spanish houses, cause enemy runaround, or slow down attacking armies who believe they are damaging the Spanish player's population cap, and is especially effective against the AI.


Age of Empires III[]

  • Immigrants supports 100 population.

Definitive Edition[]

  • Immigrants also reduces training time for all units.