Business & Economic Development in Canada

This collection presents some of the great moments that have marked the history of business in Canada and highlights some of the issues that have had a significant impact on the country's economic development. Covered topics include "nation-builders", women in business, free trade, pipelines, northern development, resource revenue sharing with Indigenous groups, as well as the integration of new Canadians to the labour market.

  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • 55 Titles

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Doc Zone Generation Jobless Classroom Favourites

There was a time when a university degree assured you of a good job, good pay and a comfortable life. Not anymore. Today, the unemployment rate for young people in this country is close to 15% – double that of the general population. But the real crisis is the increasing number of university and college grads who are underemployed – ...
  • 2013
  • 00:43:28
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/05/2014

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Generation Jobless Teacher Resource Guide

Venture Going Global

Canadian companies who want to go global often don't know where to turn. Enter Interspan Canada. It's just one of hundreds of trading houses that have sprung up in the past 10 years, specializing in finding international customers for small and medium-sized Canadian manufacturers. At Interspan, you can hear dozens of languages spoken and see deals happening around the world. ...
  • 1999
  • 00:08:47
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History Hard Times

Episode 13: 1929 to 1940 CE. Canada's economy collapses during the 1930s, creating a prolonged political and social crisis. In the context of the Dust Bowl, the relief camps and the Regina Riot, political leaders such as William Aberhart, Maurice Duplessis and Mitchell Hepburn capture national attention. Meanwhile, an increasingly menacing international climate sees the rise of fascism and mounting ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:44
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

  • Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 10 to 12

  • Canada: A People's History TRP, Grades 5 to 9

News in Review - April 2009 Hard Times Hit the Auto Industry

One of the biggest victims of the global credit crunch is the auto industry. Consumer demand is falling, factories are closing, and the once mighty industry is now asking for government bailouts. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the state of the Canadian auto industry and what is being done to try to save it.
  • 2009
  • 00:12:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2009

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  • Hard Times Hit the Auto Industry

The National Inspiration for Innovation: How Disabilities are Changing Big Business

After decades as a niche market, the disabled population has become a driving force in technology and a giant inspiration for innovation. As the boomer population ages, the increasing numbers of those living with disabilities represents an enormous business opportunity. This report looks at how businesses and entrepreneurs develop pitches and products that hit the right inclusive note.
  • 2014
  • 00:10:24
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

News in Review - March 1996 International Trade: Selling Canada

CBC's writer-correspondent Paul Adams reviews Canada's foreign-trade policies with reference to the "Team Canada" tours of China and Asia.
  • 1996
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1996

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The National Is Canada ready for an oil spill?

A diesel spill on B.C.'s central coast near Bella Bella could be interpreted as a cautionary tale about Canada's capacity to handle more frequent tanker traffic and to respond adequately to fuel spills. This has become an important consideration, since the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans-Mountain Pipeline will significantly increase tanker traffic. In Bella Bella, after thousands of litres of ...
  • 2016
  • 00:10:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2017

The Exchange Jobs at Risk from Automation

CBC's Havard Gould talks with Sean Mullin of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) about how robotics and artificial intelligence could eliminate a huge number of Canadian jobs. They discuss career tips to avoid finding oneself among the 42% of Canada's workforce that may be replaced by automation over the next 10 to 20 years.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016