How did France expand its control in North America France expanded its control in North America in several ways. One way it expanded was infrastructure such as lumber mills, tanneries, and breweries was established. Also sending settlers and over 1000 women to new France which would help it grow in population and helping people settle down. Also people encouraged farming, domestic crafts, ship building and fishery, this would also help people settle down and get good jobs and a better life than in France. Another way was when Champlain became partners in trading company with a monopoly in Canada. The coureurs de bois increased colony knowledge of the land which helped them grow. Also coureur de bois extended French influence across Canada. Also houses were made with farms for habitants to rent from land owners, these houses each had a little long but narrow farm and were assembled in a little town. Lastly the seigneurial system was made.