Canadian Regions: A Geography of Canada

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Table 47 Employment in Various Industries
Industrial Groups 1941 1947 1948
000 % 000 % 000 %
Agriculture 1,082 26.1 1,115 23.5 1,096 22.3
Forestry 94 2.3 94 2.0 97 1.9
Fishing and Trapping 51 1.2 23 0.5 23 0.5
Mining 93 2.2 70 1.4 74 1.5
Electric Power 26 0.6 37 0.8 41 0.8
Primary Industries
Total
1,346 32.4 1,329 28.2 1,331 27.0
Construction 220 5.3 252 5.2 288 5.9
Manufacturing 970 23.4 1,258 26.1 1,270 26.1
Secondary Industries
Total
1,190 28.7 1,510 31.3 1,558 32.0
Transportation, Storage
and Communications
267 6.5 371 7.7 372 7.6
Trade 465 11.2 633 13.1 649 13.3
Finance, Insurance &
Real Estate
90 2.2 130 2.7 138 2.9
Service 794 19.0 827 17.0 932 17.2
Trade and Service
Total
1,616 38.9 1,961 40.5 1,991 41.0
Grand Totals 4,152 100.0 4,810 100.0 4,880 100.0
Data from D. B. S.

Selected References

Currie A. W. Canadian Economic Development. Thos. Nelson and Sons, Limited. Toronto. 1942.

Currie A. W. Economic Geography of Canada. The Macmillan Company of Canada. Toronto. 1945.

Cuttle A. W. The St. Lawrence Waterway. Queens Quarterly. Winter. 1951-2. pp. 558-72. 1952.

Gibson J. D. (ed). Canada's Economy in a Changing World. The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited. Toronto. 1948.

Glazebrook G. P. deT. History of Transportation in Canada. Yale University Press. New Haven. 1938.

Hedges J. B. Building the Canadian West. The MacMillan Company. New York. 1939.

Innis M. Q. An Economic History of Canada. The Ryerson Press. Toronto. 1935.

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