In the early 1930s, soaring unemployment from depression reaches 30% causing the Government to restrict immigration. Only Americans, British subjects and farmers with their own capital are allowed to immigrate into Canada. From 1928 to 1933 for example, immigration precipitously drops from 166,783 to 14,382 in 1933. Like the US and elsewhere in the world, Jews find it extremely difficult to find a safe haven from persecution. As compared to previous years, Jewish immigration to Palestine soars in the 1930s.
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