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In History
  • 1500

    First occupants arrive

    First occupants arrive
    The first occupants arrive by the Bering straight land bridge in Siberia.
  • 1534

    Jacques Cartier voyage

    Jacques Cartier voyage
    Jacques Cartier explored North America for the first time in 1534 thinking it was Asia. He wanted to find new territory for the king of France, claim precious resources and evangelize new people.
  • Québec City

    Québec City
    In 1608, Samuel de Champlain officially founded Québec city, the capital of New France.
  • Company of 100 associates

    Company of 100 associates
    The king of France mandated the company of 100 associates to populate the colony. They were granted a trade monopoly in New France if they could bring settlers and protect them.The company attracted several hundred colonists.
  • Foundation of Trois Rivières

    Foundation of Trois Rivières
    Samuel de Champlain put Sieur de Laviolette in charge of finding a second settlement to allow furriers to communicate with each other and to prevent Iroquois from intercepting their trades.
  • Foundation of Ville-Marie

    Foundation of Ville-Marie
    Paul Chomedey and Sieur de Maisonneuve founded Ville-Marie. The purpose of this settlement was to evangelize the Amerindians but later on it became a very important trading post since it was located in the heart of the Amerindian territory.
  • Immigration of Filles du Roy

    Immigration of Filles du Roy
    When Jean Talon was the intendant of New France, he was mandated by the king to increase the population. He would send over young girls mostly orphans from France to start a new life, get married and have kids.
  • Great peace of Montreal

    Great peace of Montreal
    The French participated in battles against the Iroquois' Five Nations to prove to the Algonquins that they are allies. This war between the French and the Iroquois lasted about 10 years and ended with the signature of Great peace of Montreal.
  • Deportation of the Acadians

    Deportation of the Acadians
    The British wanted to expel the French from North America.In 1755, they deported the Acadians that lived in Acadia and shipped them either to the Thirteen colonies, Britain or back to France.
  • Seven year war

    Seven year war
    From 1756-1763, there was a war happening between France and Great Britain because they both competing to be the most powerful country in Europe. France lost, which ended the French power in North America.
  • Capitulation of Montreal

    Capitulation of Montreal
    The British forces advanced up the St.Lawrence river and took over Québec city in 1759. Once the soldiers arrived in Montréal, the people living there surrendered because they didn't want to cause damage.
  • Royal Proclamation

    Royal Proclamation
    Document that was signed that officially gave New France to the British. The British renamed their territory province of Québec. French laws and Catholicism were not tolerated.
  • Paris Treaty

    Paris Treaty
    The paris treaty was signed in 1763 to end the Seven Year was that was happening in Europe between France and Great Britain.
  • The Québec Act

    The Québec Act
    To make sure the French do not make alliances with the Americans, the British created another constitution that will benefit the French. For example,the oath of allegiance was replaced with one that no longer made reference to the Protestant faith.Also, the territory expanded and included the great lakes.
  • American independence

    American independence
    The thirteen colonies found the parliament was being unfair, they decided they wanted to branch out from great Britain and start their own country. In 1776, the american colonies declared independence and were named The United States of America.
  • Constitutional act

    Constitutional act
    During the immigration of the loyalists, the territory of British North America was divided into Upper Canada and Lower Canada( mainly french)
  • Immigration to the US

    Immigration to the US
    After the Act of Union, many Canadiens started emigrating to the US because there were better job opportunities and would get paid better. Also, railways were better developed, there were advanced technologies (modernization)to reduce the need of manual labor.
  • Union Act

    Union Act
    The french Canadiens wanted better representation for french speaking people but were defeating by the english. This act united both upper and lower Canada into one territory. French were a minority.
  • Irish Potato famine

    Irish Potato famine
    The main food source in Ireland was potatoes but a disease caused the potatoes not fit to eat. Between 1845 and 1852, millions of Irish emigrated to British North America
  • British North American act

    British North American act
    This act created Canada a new, self-governing federation consisting the Province of Québec,Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
  • National policy

    National policy
    Prime minister john A Macdonald implemented his national policy to stimulate immigration. He wanted to expand the territory and promote immigration out West. He also built a railway and gave the immigrants farmland.
  • First immigration act

    First immigration act
    In 1952, there is a specified criteria used to allow immigrant entry. French citizens,British subjects, U.S residents and Asian who have family in Canada were prioritized. This act also excluded some people for example Asians without family, Sri Lankans, Pakistanis and Indians.
  • Baby Boom

    Baby Boom
    After the Second World War, there was an economic prosperity. Many people got married and had kids. The baby boom influenced the investment in schools, hospitals and other infrastructures.
  • Second immigration act

    Second immigration act
    When the PQ were in power, the government enacted the Bill 101 to protect the french language. From now on, immigrant children are forced to go to french school.
  • Brain drain

    Brain drain
    In the 2000's, the most educated and skilled workers emigrated from a particular country because there weren't any jobs available for them and they were earning bad salaries.
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    1400
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    First occupants

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    French regime

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    British Regime

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    Contemporary Period