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    The Search for a Northwest Passage and Exploration of the Eastmain 1742 to 1749

    In the period 1742 to 1749, the British renewed their search for a northwest passage. Part of this involved exploring the « East Main » – the eastern shore of Hudson and James Bays. Four exploration routes are shown: Middleton (1742), Mitchell and Longland (1744), Moor and Smith (1747) and Coats...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Inuit Population, 1996

    This map shows the distribution of the 41 000 persons identifying themselves as Inuit in the 1996 Census. Inuit are the Aboriginal people of Arctic Canada. The word « Inuit » means « the people » in Inuktitut, the Inuit language, and is the term by which Inuit refer to themselves. The Inuit...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Health Behaviours: Physically Active Population, 1996 to 1997

    The proportion of population « physically active » is based on the energy demands of a series of leisure-time activities that people participated in during the three months previous to the survey. Most scientific evidence is supportive of physical activity as a positive determinant of health....
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Family Structure, 1996 - Married Couple Families

    According to the results of the 1996 Census, « married couple families » still constitute the large majority of families. Since 1986, the proportion has declined from 80% of all families to 74%, due to substantial increases in both common-law and lone-parent families. In 1996 there were 5.8...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Marital Status, 2001: Widowed (by census subdivision)

    Marital status refers to a person’s conjugal status. As of May 15, 2001, Canada had 8,371,000 families, up from almost 7,838,000 in 1996.
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Religious Affiliation, 2001: Roman Catholic by Census Subdivision

    Between 1991 and 2001, the number of Roman Catholics in Canada increased slightly, while the number adhering to Protestant denominations continued a long-term decline. The census enumerated just under 12.8 million Roman Catholics, up 4.8%, while the number of Protestants fell 8.2% to about 8.7...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Territorial Evolution, 1898

    The District of Yukon is separated from the Northwest Territories to become Yukon Territory with the boundaries as assigned to the district in 1895. The boundaries of Quebec are extended northward to the Eastmain River. Canada’s long and diversified settlement history is reflected in the two...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Territorial Evolution, 1880

    In 1880, Canada acquires title to the Arctic Islands that become part of the Northwest Territories. Canada’s long and diversified settlement history is reflected in the two distinct patterns of boundaries that differentiate between eastern and western Canada.
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Federal

    Age, 1996 - Youth (under 15 years) by Census Subdivision

    This map represents the proportion of the population under 15 years of age. There are a number of general patterns apparent on this map. The north has a higher proportion of youth than the south. The Aboriginal population in the north still exhibits what is termed a "young" population (consult...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    • JP2
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  • Federal

    Highest Level of Educational Attainment, 2006 - Less than high school educati...

    The 2006 Census enumerated 13 012 475 adults aged 15 and over whose highest level of educational attainment was a trades certificate or diploma; a college, CEGEP or non-university certificate or diploma; or a university certificate, diploma or degree in 2006. This was an increase of 32% from 9...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    • JP2
    • ZIP
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