The Loyalists came to canada because of the Us revolutions. They fought for the british side. So the people would burn down there house and hang them from trees. So they decided to go to canada because we were still a colony of britain.
They came to canada in 1783 and 1784. after the Us had there revolunion.
There was 2000 Black Loyalists escaped from slavery. The black Loyalists settled in the arcadians. The rested settled in upper and lower canada.
They had to move because they were being killed and there houses being burned. But it was a good thing for canada because there population jumped big time. So there was a bigger labor force.
They black people had to live in really bad conditions. They just lived in sheds made out of whatever they can get. The white people moved to lower canada and build house and everything they wanted. This cause the black people to move back to africa and other places to.
They lost a big of there population because of this. but at the same time some of them just stayed there. So families were split between brother and brother or sister and brother and mom and dad.