Key energy, economic, and environmental indicators
Our nation’s prosperity and competitiveness are tied to achieving a successful transition to a low carbon future. Economic and environmental indicators are key to understanding energy’s contribution to sustainable economic growth.
Learn more about Key energy, economic, and environmental indicators in Canada in Section 1 of the Energy Fact Book including:
Energy production and supply
Energy and GHG emissions
- In 2021, Canada’s energy sector directly employed 264,700 people and indirectly supported over 369,900 jobs.
- Canada’s energy sector accounted for approximately 9.7% of nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021.
- Energy exports worth $154.3 billion were sent to 142 countries, with the United States accounting for 91%. Meanwhile, Canada imported $42.6 billion of energy in 2021.
- Government revenues coming from enterprises in the energy sector averaged $13 billion from 2015-2019.
- Canada is the sixth largest energy producer in the world.
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