To increase Canada’s population in the 1920’s and 30’s, Canadian Pacific Steamships offered a deal to residents of the United Kingdom. $15.would pay for 3rd class trans-Atlantic transport, and children under 17 could travel free-of-charge.
<CANADIAN PACIFIC’s Empress of Britain, 42,500 tons; five days crossing>
Up until the 1920’s most shipping lines were heavily reliant on immigration. The ocean liners were also used to transport cargo between Europe and North America, but following World War I many ships began marketing to tourism.