Building the National Railways (1851 - 1885)

An act to amend the Chinese Immigration Act, 1887

Document Summary:

1: Any woman of Chinese origin married to a person of non-Chinese origin does not have to pay the $50 head tax.

2: Any Chinese person entering Canada for the sole purpose of traveling without any intent to live in the country is also exempt from having to pay the $50.

3: Repeals section 15 of the original act, which denoted that the tax money raised from the head tax was to go to the Consolidated Trust Fund of Canada. A quarter of the net proceeds of each $50 fee will now go to the Canadian province admitting the Chinese person.