Canadian Society

Canadian society changed economically, politically, and socially after World War ll. Another thing that changed after the war was the incoming immigration (Faulk, 2006). Canada was very involved with the war because of their strong alliance with the British empire. Roles of many changed. Canada’s identity changed as well.

There were economic, political, and social effects on Canada. Canada’s contributions to war effort helped the economy to boom (Faulk, 2006). Canada established itself in a global role. They were looked at as a middle power (Faulk, 2006). The social effects were women having a greater recognition, Canada became a more tolerant nation, and they experienced a “baby boom” (Faulk, 2006).

Immigration after the war was at a high for Canada.  In 1947, Halifax officially reopened Pier 21 (Faulk, 2006).  Pier 21 processed approximately 48,000 war brides and 22,000 children (Faulk, 2006). In addition to all of that immigration, over 500,000 other newcomers at Pier 21. This included refugees and many displaced people (Faulk, 2006).

Pier 21 (2014). Pier 21. Retrieved from

Falk, J. , Plante, Y. , Miller, J. , Figueira, M. (2006) Social Studies Eleven Student Workbook. 2nd Ed. Surrey, B.C: Hazelmere Publishing


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