The following information was published in The Cornishman on 14 July 1910. You needed to be travelling with money (how much depended on whether you were seeking work or going to stay with relatives.)
If you fell into bad company and ended up in prison, you would be deported.
But there were plenty of jobs, it promised: ‘There is a good demand in Canada for farmers, farm labourers, and female servants, and demand for mechanics (especially in the building trades), and strong railway labourers…’
In full, the article reads:
CANADA. All emigrants landing in Canada between 1st March and 30th October must possess 25 dollars – children 12.50 dollars each (and between 1st November and last day of February 50 dollars respectively), and sufficient travelling money, excepting that farm labourers and servants, if going to assured employment and certain relatives of residents in Canada, need have sufficient travelling money only. All emigrants sent to Canada by British charitable societies or public funds must obtain certificates from the Canadian Emigration Authorities Charing Cross, London,and must be guaranteed farm work or female domestic service in Canada. Any emigrant who, within three years of landing in Canada, becomes a public charge or an inmate of penitentiary, gaol, or hospital or other charitable institution, may deported with those dependent on him or her. On and after the 1st day of August, 1910, all passengers landing at Canadian ocean ports, whether destined to points in the United States or to Canada, will have to undergo the medical and civil examinations prescribed by the law and regulations of Canada respecting immigration and immigrants, and those who are admitted and who wish to go to points in the United States may afterwards go before the American officials and apply for admission to the States. There is a good demand Canada for farmers, farm labourers, and female servants, and demand for mechanics (especially in the building trades), and strong railway labourers; but all emigrants must fulfil the above stringent requirements. The carpet weavers’ strike at Guelph and the coal mining strike at Spring Hill, Nova Scotia, are still unsettled; that of coal miners at Glace Bay, Novia Scotia, has been settled.