UBC Undergraduate Research

North Pacific Cannery : Success through Exploitation and Convenience Chin, Sean


The North Pacific Cannery, located on the North Coast, has been the longest operating Anglo-BC Packing Company cannery in British Columbia, and my research will explore the reasons behind why this particular salmon cannery was able to survive so long in an economically wavering environment. My paper will argue that the exploitation of ethnic minorities, the cannery’s close proximity to the railway and the cannery’s lack of complications present in other canneries contributed to the North Pacific Cannery’s success. Primary research for this paper was conducted through looking at the Anglo-British Columbia Company records for the North Pacific Cannery and secondary resources were found through historical texts about the industry in British Columbia.

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