Industrialization In Canada

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“Industrialization is the process of economic and social change . It is one that shifts the centres of economic activity onto the focus of work, wages and incomes.”
Beginning in the nineteenth century, industrialization took part in two ways in the land of the true North strong and free known as Canada. But before we get into what this beautiful country is like today, let's go back to the beginning
Canada was originally a country populated with the first nations society which consisted of hunters, farmers, fur traders, loggers, and fishermen they called these people the hunter gatherers for they hunted for food and gathered their sources. It was the 16th century when europeans came, settled and started to create an economic shift. Today, Canada
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Hudson's Bay is described today as “Canada’s most iconic department store” manufacturing products from Canada's Olympic attire to furniture. Though it doesn't seem like it, this quintessential Canadian company has a long history all leading back to the fur trade. It all started in 1659 with the discovery of a great amount of fur by two men of the names Radisson and des Groseilliers...The mass of fur could only be accessed via the ‘Hudson's Bay’. May 2nd, 1670 the two men started a trading business called the HBC ‘The Hudson's Bay Company’ which today is the “oldest continuously operating trading company,” Where they would make fur trades and transport it through The Hudson's Bay as well as having trading posts built along it. It was 1684 when the first factory was developed in York, however, in 1782 a fire destroyed it. Later, native peoples would bring fur to the company in exchange for goods such as “knives, kettles, beads, needles, and blankets.”. In the later 18th century, Hudson's bay became such a success that it had to expand towards central Canada. In 1821, HBC merged with a company based out of Montreal Quebec, making it one of the largest Canadian companies being spread all across Canada. In the 19th century Hudson's bay didn’t only have to do with the mass production industry but as well the fashion industry as a new era had come upon them ‘the fashion era’ HBC made an important decision to move away from their traditional fur and focus on what the people now wanted, trading posts became sales shops filled with a variety of supplies, materials, and textiles that had never before been seen in Canada. In the 1980’s HBC became Canada’s most iconic department
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