Canada's Largest Subsector

10.6% of GDP

Oil and gas is the largest subsector of Canada's economy, accounting for $221 billion, or 10.6% of nominal GDP in 2018
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 in 2016
Source: Statistics Canada

Jobs Ripple Effect

1 + 2 + 3

For every 1 direct job in oil and gas, 2 indirect and 3 induced jobs in other sectors are created on average
Source: Canadian Energy Research Institute

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