Unemployment reached an average of 32 per cent in Canadian cities. In Windsor, Ont., it reached 50 per cent. In the Maritime provinces, unemployment for ordinary labourers hit 60 per cent
Ending in 1939, the Great Depression was a time when Canadians suffered unprecedented levels of proverty due to unemployment. The unemployment rate was approximately 30 per cent and one in five Canadians depended on government relief for survival
In 1933 the unemployment was 19% all most 20% meaning a lot of people were losing their jobs the most in 1933.
Countries everywhere, rich and poor, sank into an economic recession known as the Great Depression. Canada was hit particularly hard. Between 1929 and 1933, Canada's Gross National Expenditure declined by 42%. By
1933, 30% of the labour force was unemployed and one in five Canadians depended on government relief.
In 1932 It was very common to see people in Montreal being evicted because they could not pay rent because no one had jobs to pay the bill. Text book (P132)
Arts and Entertainment
In the 1930 to 1939 They enjoyed many forms of entertainment, particularly if they could do so inexpensively. With the addition of sound, movies became increasingly popular. Comedies, gangster movies, and musicals helped people forget their troubles.
The Depression was actually ended, and prosperity restored, by the sharp reductions in spending, taxes and regulation at the end of World War II, exactly contrary to the analysis of Keynesian so-called economists. True, unemployment did decline at the start of World War II