Note: This section is still under construction.
In the early 1940s, with an steadily increasing number of young Canadians enlisting in the Armed Forces, Canada was faced with a severe labour shortage, particularly in the agricultural and lumber industries. in May 1943, with thousands of young, able-bodied German PoWs sitting idly behind barbed wire, the Canadian government authorized the use of PoW labour to solve the shortage. Beginning with small projects located near internment camps, this project would eventually expand to include over 200 labour projects stretching from British Columbia to Quebec.
If you are interested in learning more about PoW labour projects or are looking for information regarding a specific project, please contact me.