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Child labor in Canada
Transcript of Child labor in Canada
during the Depression(1929-1939), many adults took children's jobs during World War II many children entered the work force despite mandatory school attendence since WWII women have replaced children as contributors to family income Consequences many children had little or no education they were often given the most dangerous jobs (which often led to risk of injury or death) poor working conditions resulted in poor health (e.g inhaling smoke) power driven machines produced jobs that required little skill or strength children worked in crafts such as cigar making, printing, boot, shoe and clothing manufacturing
textile mills hired boys and girls
they also worked in sawmills, match factories and rope-making in the mines for example, boys laboured for 10 to 12 hours a day and earned 32 cents to 1$ a day as trappers also in the mines loaders earned 1.20$ to 1.30$ a day for 12 hours work http://storybird.com/books/child-labour/?token=vxkkb8 between 1869 and the 1930s over 100,000 children were sent to Canadas from Great Britain these were children who had been abandonned, orphaned or were pauper's children for some children, migrating to Canada meant a better life but other children ended up being "adopted" and used as labourers for farmers many of these children were abused and poorly treated many of these children ended up serving in the Canadian and British forces in both of the World Wars by 1901, one third of Canada's population lived in cities
this increased the number of jobs children were suitable for
jobs were created in Montreal textile mills, Hamilton businesses and Cape Breton and BC mines their situation was recognized and child immigration was banned in 1925