Industry & Transport


In this section we aim to explore the contribution of transport, industry and commerce to the history of Canada.  We will mainly use antiquarian resources to do this but we'd be more than happy to receive any contributions from our visitors in text, pictures or videos to add to the site. We'd especially like to hear from anyone that can help us detail the contributions of Canada's individual industrial and commercial sectors.

For an overview of economic activity by Province you might visit the Provincial Trends reports which is an in-depth analysis of provincial economic trends in Canada by Scotia Bank.

The 20 Economic Sectors in Canada
This gives a list of the sectors and what they cover.
When the Steel Went Through
By P. Turner Bone. This is a story of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railroad by one of the engineers that worked on many parts of the line.
Ocean to Ocean, Fleming's Expedition Through Canada in 1872
By The Revd. George M. Grant (1873). This is the story of the first survey done looking for the best route for the Canadian Pacific Railroad.
The Remarkable History of the Hudson's Bay Company
By George Bryce. The story of the Hudson's Bay company and how it played a major role in the opening up of Canada and its commerce.
Economic Minerals and Mining Industry of Canada
By the Staff of the Mines Branch. Also added to this page is a summary of the 2010 position on mineral wealth of Canada.
An overview of the Agricultural market
From Canadian Statistics
Oil and Gas Industry in Canada
Here we will explore this sector of the Canadian economy.
Woolen Industry in Canada
A look at the past and present of the woolen industry in Canada.
Lumber Industry
I am using as a base for this section volume 1 of a 2 volume book about the lumber industry in America. This volume concentrates on Canada.
Health Industry
Here I am trying to build some information on the Health Service in Canada.
Banking
Here I am trying to give you an overview of the banking industry in Canada.
Statistics Canada
They produce the Canada Year Book which is Statistics Canada's most popular publication. For over 140 years, it's been the ultimate source for the newest facts and analyses related to current events, important issues, and trends in Canada.
US - Canada Economic Relations
This is a report from the US Embassy in Ottawa
How Canada is leveraging its PPP expertise worldwide
Early experience with public-private partnerships have enabled this nationís deal makers and builders to exploit the global trend
Release of the BTB and RCC Reports to Leaders 2012
Reports produced by the US Embassy in Canada on The Beyond the Border Action Plan.
National Trade Estimates Report on Foreign Trade Barriers 2013
A report which shows the USA's view on trade barriers with Canada
Arctic Economics in the 21st Century. Center for Strategic & International Studies (pdf)
The report explores the key economic dynamics at play in the rapidly changing Arctic region, and evaluates both the economic benefits of an increasingly open Arctic region and the costs of exploring the riches of the American Arctic.
Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy (Green Paper). Department of Commerce
This Green Paper is the most thorough and comprehensive analysis of digital copyright policy issued by any administration since 1995. The report is a product of the Department of Commerceís Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) with input from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Kootenay Valley Railway (Canadian Pacific) Cabride - Trail to Nelson, BC
With power consisting of no less than 4 SD40-2s and a GP38-2, the KVR's Hotshot is shown making its way from Tadanac yard in Trail to the crew change point of Nelson. This trip of 47 miles goes through some of the most beautiful scenery in Canada.
Last Train Across Canada - Murray Sayle - 1990
Full Documentary, Originally produced for PBS "Travels" Series.
Doug Jones Travelog: The Great Canadian Train Ride

Canadian Fishing Industry
Information on the Canadian Fishing Industry
History of the Cunard Steam Ship Company

The Canadian Tourism Industry
Examining the tourism industry of Canada.
Reilly Group of Companies
Integrated Security and Risk Management Solutions
A Pipeline from West to East

TransCanada
Pioneer Transportation in Canada
By Lawrence J. Burpee, F.R.S.C., Secretary, International Joint Commission, Ottawa
Building of a Railway from Guelph via Elora, Fergus, Mount Forest and Walkerton, to Lake Huron Submitted by F. W. Watkins (1867)
Historical Sketch of the British American Assurance Company
By J. Castell Hopkins, F.S.S. (1912)
Great Lakes and Atlantic Canal and Power Company, Limited.
Proposed Great Lakes to Ocean $500,000,000 Waterway Improvement and $200,000,000 Hydraulic Development (1919) (pdf)
Industrial Canada
Issued by The Canadian Manufacturers' Association


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