From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, Canada actively hired domestic servants and railway porters. The database Immigrants to Canada, Porters and Domestics, 1899-1949, includes 4,810 names of Black immigrants from the United States working as porters for the Canadian Pacific Railway company.
In 1907 the Canadian government established a fund for retired employees of the Intercolonial and the Prince Edward Island Railways. Using the Railway Employees database, you can access 21,700 employee service records. These records include date and place of birth, occupation, discipline and rewards, pay rates, date and cause of death, and the estate executor.