Development of
Western Canada
Advertising for Immigrants Abroad

- identify and explain the effects of post-Confederation immigration on the development of Western Canada

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity     www.linktolearning.com

This activity is based on the Canadian Museum of Civilization's web site The Last Best West,

http://204.19.14.35/hist/advertis/ads2-00e.html

Answer the following questions after thoroughly exploring the site.

1. In what countries did Canada advertise for immigrants to come to Western Canada?

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2. What did the government offer to immigrants to encourage them to come to Western Canada?

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3. What were some of the negative things that were not mentioned to potential immigrants?

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4. What major construction project was crucial for the large scale settlement of Western Canada?

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5. What were the negative consequences of this project?  ______________________________

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6. With your teacher's permission, print one of the ads you think was very effective in encouraging immigration and explain why.

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