Pre-Confederation Settlement Activities

  • Robert Vineberg
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Population Studies book series (BRIEFSPOPULAT)


It can be argued that the first immigrant settlement services were offered by Canada’s aboriginal First Nations peoples on the arrival of the early French and English settlers. Without their assistance and without recourse to their skills in living in a sometimes hostile northern climate, it is unlikely the first European arrivals would have survived. However, the French, in particular, learned quickly from their “hosts” and also, very practically, intermarried, creating the Métis people.


Nova Scotia Settlement Activity Ship Owner Quarantine Station English Settler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Canada West FoundationWinnipegCanada

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