Pay discrimination was common. Chinese were payed with a wage of $1.00 or less a day. This was pure racism, and discrimination against the Chinese workers. White Canadian workers got p aid $2.50 or more an hour, comparing this towards the pay of a Chinese worker shows the " pay discrimination ". Chinese workers were also scammed out of a lot of other things. When the workers arrived in Canada they were not told that their equipment, traveling expenses, and food would be deducted from their pays.