Influence On Where Canadians Live

Combination of Climate, Soil and Vegetation


Polar Zone

  • The northern region is sparsely populated
  • Difficult to transport resources
  • Territory cities are barely populated
  • Not much food growth, farming or job opportunities
Energy demand changes

Cost for cooling & heating increases for different locations

Temperate Zone

  • Have more significant populated areas
  • Atlantic Maritime, Southeastern and Prairie regions are the most inhabited locations
  • More agriculture & food growth
  • They border the U.S or are surrounded by water, which creates more jobs
"In fact, people frequently choose to live or not live in a place based on its climate." - Mary Simpson

Population Graph

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Provinces in the temperate region have much larger population than the territories in the polar zone. Ontario alone makes up one third of the country's population.

Annual Canadian Temperature

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  • Over the past decades there's a noticeable increase in temperature
  • Climate affects food, jobs, housing, energy use and culture


  • Rich & fertile soils create higher population
  • More agriculture/farming that's done creates jobs
  • Affects food growth
  • Can determine location of where we build our shelter
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  • Frigid climate biomes aren't suited for food/crops growth
  • Not enough nutrients and minerals for plant growth
  • Lack of water causes plants to wilt and die


  • Food growth is different in each climate/soil region
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  • Settlement occurs more near vegetation that is closer to the Earth to retrieve
  • Lack of vegetation means no one will live in that location
  • Canada has an abundant variety of resources and food
  • Approximately 35 billion people decided to live in Canada due to the resources and opportunities

Agriculture & Food Map

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