The Canadian Shield: The Canadian Shield consists of an area that is approximately
5 000 000 square kilometers, which is roughly half of Canada's land mass. The shield is a rock formation that is at least 1 billion years old. While the same rock formation can be found through out Canada, in other regions it is buried deep beneath the soil. Most of this area is uninhabited, the majority of the settlement is in lower Ontario and Quebec. While this type of land is not good for living in, we find many natural resources in abundance here. There is forestry, mining and large bodies of water for the use of hydroelectricity.