Canadians During the Great Depression

The Fortunate
The Unfortunate
    Professional People
  • doctors, lawyers, and bankers had steady jobs
  • did not have their wages reduced
    Government Workers
  • did not have their wages reduced
    People with Savings
  • prices for food, clothing and shelter were low

    Single Men
  • could not find jobs
  • could not receive relief payments or food vouchers
    Farmers on the Prairies
  • other countries stopped buying their wheat
  • drought turned fertile soil into dust