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    Canada Population Growth
    Source: The Library of Congress Country Studies

    Canada’s population continued to grow rapidly throughout the 1820s. Trade and immigration were boosted by improving access: the Erie Canal was built in the U.S.A. to link the Hudson River to the Great Lakes, while the Welland Canal in Ontario allowed ships to bypass Niagara Falls and travel between Lakes Ontario and Erie. Settlers arrived from England, Scotland and Ireland.

    By 1830, the population of Canada was about 235,000. In 1834, Toronto was made the first city in Ontario.

    NOTE: The information regarding Canada on this page is re-published from The Library of Congress Country Studies. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Canada Population Growth information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Canada Population Growth should be addressed to the Library of Congress.

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