Canadian Trade

Canadian Trade

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Land Ho!

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  • In the 1600s, after Columbus's discovery of the New World, ships from France and England landed in what is now Canada.
  • Land Ho!
  • Once reaching land they traded with the First Nations peoples for fur and food. Giving them rifles, blankets, and other goods.
  • Protect yourself!
  • Keep yourself warm!
  • Trading Outpost
  • This trading business was so prosperous that settlers from France and England soon established colonies and trading outsposts in Canada.
  • Hudson's Bay Company
  • Once permanent settlements were established during the 1700s, trade grew very quickly. Manufacturing of finished goods came from England and France so the demand for raw materials (lumber, fish, pelts) from Canada grew rapidly.
  • Once America won their independence from Britain, they were more in need of raw materials, so Canada became a large supplier of raw materials to America. Mainly supplying America with timber, and wheat.
  • During the time when America's population was growing much quicker than Canada's, Canada's businesses were resource based. The Canadian economy was dependent on trade for manufactured goods.
  • The shipment of resources just arrived from Canada!
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