Presentation on theme: "Canada’s Economy Chapter 5 Section 3. Contributors to the Economy Lots of natural resources Gold Fishing and fur trading Canadians work in service."— Presentation transcript:
Contributors to the Economy Lots of natural resources Gold Fishing and fur trading Canadians work in service or manufacturing industry
Industry Based on Natural Resources & Trade Page 129 in textbook Map of resources found in Canada Industry – any area of economic activity. Any were you can make money in the country Almost 80% of Canada’s raw materials are shipped as exports Exports – goods traded to other countries Imports – goods brought into the country Main exports Wood and paper products Fuel Minerals Aluminum Wheat Oil
Industry and the Economy Types of Industry Page 130 in textbook Primary Industries Farms, mining companies, logging companies Secondary Industries 30% of Canada’s workforce Bakeries, car manufacturers, furniture makers Tertiary Industries Transportation companies, retailers, health care, education, banking Quaternary Industries Internet providers, cable companies
Transportation Major Canadian industry! Canada is HUGE, how would we get from one side to the other? Transportation corridors – paths that make transportation easier Rivers, coastal waters, canals and locks, railroads Toronto sits on the water and is the hub of industry Transportation barriers – geographic features that prevent or slow down transportation What is in Northern Canada? What’s the weather? Rocky Mountains are a major obstacle This causes industry in these areas to develop slowly.
Questions Why do you think Canada and the United States have become such good trade partners? Transportation barriers Industry Population living there