Many kinds of businesses grew up in Québec,Montreal and Trois riviress strolloing through these settlements you would see the shops of
merchants such as blacksmiths, shoemakers,
masons, bakers and butchers.
Many merchants made their living in thefur trade. They imported goods from France,
and traded these goods with the Innu, the
Ouendat and the Anishinabe, among other
First Nations, for furs. They also bought fursfrom coureurs de bois and other colonists who
traded in furs for extra income. The merchants
then shipped the furs to France, where they
sold them — for a profit, they hoped.