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Immigration to Canada - Post-Confederation

Immigration to Canada - Post-Confederation



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