Advertisements, offering opportunities to emigrate for work, appeared frequently in local Cornish newspapers during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Jobs were scarce at home and many young men leapt at the chance. The Canadian Government had an aggressive immigration policy and did everything it could to encourage agricultural settlers.
This advertisement appeared in the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser on 14January 1907. It offered 160 acres free: ‘Quit paying rent’ it urged.