Across Cultures

Why did we come to Canada?

About this theme

This theme shows people talking about their decisions to immigrate to Canada. Many state that political and economic pressures were compelling.

White Star Line - Canada's Call to Women, 1920/30.

White Star Line - Canada's Call to Women, 1920/30.
White Star Line - Canada's Call to Women, 1920/30.


Description
Women immigrants to Western Canada, enticed by colourful posters depicting idealistic scenes in prairie homestead kitchens (with a view of men working in the grain fields), contributed to the soaring immigration rate during the 1920s.