Canada's Largest Subsector

10.6% of GDP

Energy is the largest subsector of Canada’s economy, accounting for $221 billion, or 10.6% of nominal GDP in 2018. *Includes electricity (1.6%) and energy construction (1.4%)
Source: Natural Resources Canada

Cross-Country Employment

540,000 jobs

The oil and gas sector directly and indirectly employed approximately 540,000 people across Canada, according to the most recently available data
Source: Statistics Canada

Jobs Ripple Effect

1 + 3 + 2

For every 1 direct job created in oil and gas, 3 indirect and 2 induced jobs in other sectors are created on average
Source: Statistics Canada


Context and Commentary

Facts and Data