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1908 Financial Position of Immigrants to Canada


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Order in Council, 11 September 1908

His Excellency the Governor-General-in-Council, in virtue of the provisions of Section 20 of the Immigration Act, Chapter 93, Revised Statues of Canada, 1906, is pleased in view of the labor conditions and of the probable supply and demand for laborers in Canada during the coming winter to Order, and it is hereby Ordered, that in the case of immigrants arriving at Canadian Ports between the 1st day of January and the 15th day of February, 1909, the Immigration Agent at any port shall require every immigrant, male or female, 18 years of age or over, to have in his or her possession money to the minimum amount of $50.00, in addition to a ticket to his or her destination in Canada, unless satisfactory evidence is furnished that the immigrant is going to some definite employment, or to relatives or friends already settled in Canada who would take care of such immigrant, and that on the last mentioned date the money qualification above prescribed be reduced to the minimum amount of $25.00 for each immigrant, and so remain until further ordered.


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