Critical Canadian Subsector

10.2% of GDP

Energy is a major driver of Canada’s economy, accounting for $219 billion, or 10.2% of nominal GDP in 2019. *Includes energy indirect (3.0%), electricity (1.7%) and ‘other’ (0.2%)
Source: Natural Resources Canada

Cross-Country Employment

599,000 jobs

The oil and gas sector directly and indirectly employed approximately 599,000 people across Canada in 2019
Source: Natural Resources 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