Wheat was grown in Saskatchewan even before Canada was declared a country. Voyageurs to Canada brought wheat with them on their first trips to Canada and tried to grow some at their forts.
Voyagers arrived in Canada and brought wheat to try to grow it here.
In 1867, Canada was declared a country. Soon after, the new government was looking for people to come and settle on the Canadian Prairies. The government was offering very cheap farmland, which drew people from Europe to a new life farming wheat in Western Canada.
The government advertised in other countries that Canada was the land of opportunities, calling it ‘The New Homeland’.