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Immigration Posters

  1. 1. ENCOURAGING IMMIGRATION late 19 th and early 20 th centuries
  2. 2. <ul><li>In the mid-1890’s, the Canadian government realized that immigration to the Prairies was not going well... </li></ul><ul><li>By 1881, only 10 000 farms had been settled – when 1.25 million homesteads (land for farms) had been set up. By 1891, this number had only gone up to 31 000. This was a problem... </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The government had to come up with a way to make Canada more attractive to immigrants. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Canada offered MANY advantages for new immigrants. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>BUT, how would people from outside of Canada find out about this? </li></ul>
  6. 6. AN ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN! The government of Canada set up a huge advertising campaign to lure people to Canada.
  7. 7. <ul><li>The government used posters, pamphlets and brochures to advertise all of the things that Canada had to offer... </li></ul><ul><li>The advertising promoted Canada and all the great things the country had to offer. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Immigrants could have: <ul><li>Their own land at a cheap price </li></ul><ul><li>Land that was well-suited for farming </li></ul><ul><li>(including fertile soil) </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of space </li></ul><ul><li>(Canada was nowhere near as crowded as many countries in Europe at that time) </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Free Farms for the Million” <ul><li>Free farms or 160 acres </li></ul><ul><li>“ Given to every male adult, 18 years and over” </li></ul><ul><li>Dominion Line (Royal Mail Steamships) between Liverpool, Bristol and Montreal in Summer, Halifax and Portland, Maine, in Winter </li></ul>
  10. 10. Canada West The Last Best West <ul><li>Homes for millions </li></ul><ul><li>Ranching </li></ul><ul><li>Dairying </li></ul><ul><li>Grain Raising </li></ul><ul><li>Fruit Raising </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed Farming </li></ul><ul><li>Issued by direction of Hon. Sydney Fisher, Minister of Agriculture. Ottawa, Canada </li></ul>
  11. 11. Canada <ul><li>Build Your Nest in Western Canada </li></ul>
  12. 12. Canada West <ul><li>Issued under direction of Hon. James A. Robb, Minister of Immigration and Colonization. Ottawa, Canada. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Western Canada The New Eldorado <ul><li>Homes for everybody. Easy to reach, nothing to fear. Protected by the government. </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat land </li></ul><ul><li>Rich soil </li></ul><ul><li>Land for mixed farming </li></ul><ul><li>Land for cattle raising </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Westward the Star of Empire takes its way” </li></ul><ul><li>This is your opportunity, why not embrace it? </li></ul><ul><li>_________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Free 160 acres, Western Canada, Farm Lands </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Canadian West <ul><li>Issued under direction of Hon. Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior. Ottawa, Canada. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Winnipeg </li></ul><ul><li>Ottawa </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver </li></ul>

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