Critical Canadian Subsector

7.2% of GDP

Oil and gas is a major driver of Canada’s economy, accounting for 7.2% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021
Source: Natural Resources Canada

Cross-Country Employment

600,000 jobs

Canada's oil and gas sector directly and indirectly employed nearly 600,000 people across the country in 2020
Source: Government of Canada

Suppliers Outside Alberta

2,711 businesses

Oil sands producers spent $4 billion with 2,711 Canadian businesses outside Alberta in 2019
Source: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Context and Commentary

Facts and Data