During the 18th century, the highlands of Scotland and the people living there were considered to be very perilous for many reasons. The violence and the viciousness of the people of the region led many to believe that they must not be given the weapons which they require or else it would be catastrophic.
The trail of Scottish immigration to Canada began in the 1770s. By 1815 only, some 15,000 locals had rehabilitated in the Canadian regions like Quebec, Nova Scotia, and the Prince Edward Island. As per the records in the books of history, the stable and better economic conditions in the Canada was the driving force behind this immigration trend.
Scots have a very rich history in Canada. Historians even wrote that the Scots not only defined Canada but also took measures to make sure that the economy of this country flourishes.
The best part is that most of the Scots in Canada have influenced the local culture in such a manner that it is unforgettable. There are many Scots who have held key positions in Canada and it is all due to their hard work and determination to succeed.
Scottish Canadians are the fourth largest ethnic group in Canada. The total number of Scots in Canada is about 4.5 million. This group comprises 15% of total population of the country. With a huge cultural impact, this group has been working very hard for a prosperous Canada.