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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

Economic contributions

Energy and GHG emissions

Key facts

  • 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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