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Canadian Urbanization
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In 1800, only 5% of Canadians lived in urban areas. In 1920, the urban population began to surpass the rural population. Today, 78% of Canada’s population is urbanized.
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Canadians were and still are drawn to urban areas for the following reasons: High tech specialization Service-based industries Creation of new resources such as knowledge Increased capacity for innovation capital Universities and research facilities
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Approximately 60% of Canada’s population live in the 25 largest urban centers (Census Metropolitan Areas) A CMA is defined as having at least 100,000 population. The four largest CMAs in Canada are : Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and Ottawa-Hull, each having over 1 million.
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These 4 combined make up 1/3 of the Canadian population. Other major urban areas are: Edmonton, Calgary, Quebec, Hamilton and Winnipeg each with populations between 500,000 and 1 million. Of the 25 metropolitan areas in Canada, 9 are located in Ontario, 6 in Quebec, 2 in British Columbia (Alberta and Saskatchewan) and 1 in New Brunswick, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Newfouondland.
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million population (2001) and has the highest number employed in the secondary sector. Other CMAs have high numbers in the
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