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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 2020, Canada’s energy sector directly employed more than 293,000 people and indirectly supported over 552,500 jobs.
  • Canada’s energy sector accounted for approximately 8.1% of nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2020.
  • Energy exports worth $95.1 billion were sent to 142 countries, with the United States accounting for 90%. Meanwhile, Canada imported $30.9 billion of energy in 2020.
  • Government revenues coming from enterprises in the energy sector were $17.1 billion in 2019.
  • Canada is the sixth largest energy producer, the fifth largest net exporter, and the eighth largest consumer.

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