1	               August 1993
     3	           Financial Position of Immigrants to Canada
     5	                         .....edited by Marijan Salopek
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     9	               Order in Council, 11 September 1908
    11	His Excellency the Governor-General-in-Council, in virtue of the
    12	provisions of Section 20 of the Immigration Act, Chapter 93,
    13	Revised Statues of Canada, 1906, is pleased in view of the labor
    14	conditions and of the probable supply and demand for laborers in
    15	Canada during the coming winter to Order, and it is hereby
    16	Ordered, that in the case of immigrants arriving at Canadian
    17	Ports between the 1st day of January and the 15th day of
    18	February, 1909, the Immigration Agent at any port shall require
    19	every immigrant, male or female, 18 years of age or over, to have
    20	in his or her possession money to the minimum amount of $50.00,
    21	in addition to a ticket to his or her destination in Canada,
    22	unless satisfactory evidence is furnished that the immigrant is
    23	going to some definite employment, or to relatives or friends
    24	already settled in Canada who would take care of such immigrant,
    25	and that on the last mentioned date the money qualification above
    26	prescribed be reduced to the minimum amount of $25.00 for each
    27	immigrant, and so remain until further ordered.