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Manufacturing - Manufacturing in Canada began early in the 18th century but it was not until the late 19th century that it achieved enourmous growth with the development of electricity Throughout the 20th century manufacturing has contributed a lot to the economic growth of Canadians and Canada - Durable goods are manufactured for housing transportation communications education recreation entertainment personal and health care ranging from refrigerators automobiles telephones pianos aircraft windows and doors to tea kettles - Personal goods are manufactured for clothing footwear recreation entertainment health care for example dresses shoes suits boots bandages books video displays toys and games etc - Manufactured edible goods include beverages butter bread cheese milk processed fruits fish meats and vegetables - Manufacturing also includes machinery and equipment to package handle distribute store and record all other manufactured goods - Manufacturing is a purchaser of raw materials and services Statistics Canada data show that for every 3 new jobs created in manufacturing about 3 more jobs are created - Manufacturing in Canada began with flour mills The first gristmills were built in New France in the 17th century and by 1840 there were 400 in Upper Canada and Lower Canada making flour for domestic and foreign sale - Iron smelting began in the 1730s by the mid-1740s this foundry supplied some of New Frances requirements such as stoves and household utensils - The first steamboat was made in Canada the accommodation was built in 1809 by the Eagle Foundry of Montral which made all of the more than 100 parts for its engines - Several events in the last half of the 19th century stimulated substantial growth in Canadas manufacturing industries The first was CONFEDERATION in 1867 With political unification and self-government came geographic expansion construction of the CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY and new settlement bringing population increases skills and capital In 1871 a group of businessmen founded the CANADIAN MANUFACTURERS ASSN
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