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Manufacturing Industry in Canada: 10 Facts You Should Know

Much like oil and gas, the manufacturing industry is a cornerstone of Canada’s modern economy. This sector is a major contributor to our country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and accounts for nearly two-thirds of all exports made out of Canada.

In short, Canadians across the country rely on a prosperous and thriving manufacturing sector to put food on the table and provide for their families. We’re here to keep you informed about how precious this industry is for Canadians from coast-to-coast.

Here’s 10 facts you should know about the manufacturing industry in Canada that which are prime indicators of just how important this sector is to our country.

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How Much Oil Does Canada Import? Too Much!

Just how much oil does Canada import every year? The answer is shocking actually, considering that Canada has the third largest proven oil reserves in the world.

Looking at the Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database, it shows Canada imported approximately $19.4 billion of crude oil in 2018, with that number dropping slightly to $16.6 billion in 2017. A more detailed look in this chart below:

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ESG: How Canada Ranks Among the World’s Top 10 Oil Exporters

Did you know that when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) "investor" criteria, that Canada places 1st among the world’s top 10 oil exporters not just once, or twice, but every time?

It doesn’t matter what index or ranking you look at, Canada is number one on the list. And these aren’t just any rankings from your local newspaper either, but from well-reputed institutions and organizations across the globe who are among the best at what they do.

A few of these ESG rankings and their respective creators:

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10+ Facts You Should Know About LNG in Canada

The world is hungry for more and more energy as the years go by. By 2040, energy demand will be much higher than it is currently, and natural gas will play a major role in fulfilling a large share of of the world's growing demand.

Today, natural gas accounts for approximately 23% of the world’s total energy demand. Projections by major organizations such as the IEA, BP and the EIA suggest that by 2040, the world will consume nearly 50% more natural gas.

The proof of natural gas and its future in our world as a cheap, clean and efficient source of energy is seen all over the news, everywhere you look:

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Oil Sands Action: Best Tweets & Retweets (August 2019)

Oil Sands Action makes more posts, or "tweets" you could say, on Twitter versus Instagram or Facebook hands down.

We would love for you to start following us on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the most recent developments related to our non-profit organization and its advocacy.

But we understand not everyone wants another account to manage. So we've compiled our best tweets and retweets from Oil Sands Action on Twitter for you to check out right here below. Also see:

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Canada Action: Best Tweets & Retweets (August 2019)

At Canada Action we make more posts, or "tweets" you would say, on Twitter when compared to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social media platforms.

We would love for you to join us on Twitter and stay up-to-date with the most recent developments related to our message and Canada as a whole.

But if another online account isn't your thing, that's perfectly okay too. We've compiled a list of our best tweets and retweets from Canada Action from August 2019 for you to check out below! Also see:

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Global Oil Demand is Growing, Canada Should be a Choice Supplier [Infographics]

Canada’s oil and gas industry has been in the spotlight for many years, but not because it has been named the top oil producer in the world or is now the third largest LNG exporter (headlines which are true for the USA).

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Oil Sands Producers and the Environment: 15 Infographics

Did you know that Canada is home to the world's third largest recoverable oil reserves? Most of Canada's oil is found in the oil sands in the western province of Alberta.

Did you also know that the companies operating in oil sands are required to adhere to some of the strictest environmental regulations for oil and gas producers on the planet?

So, just exactly how are Canada's oil sands producers making an effort to protect the environment?

Below are several infographics on oil sands producers and the environment showing how these companies are part of one of the most environmentally responsible petroleum industries on the planet.

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CERI Forecasts Huge Economic Contribution from Oil and Gas to Canada, 2019-2029

Just how important is oil and gas to the Canadian economy? We gave the best answer we could in a previous blog, but new studies by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) shed even more light on the topic.

Two CERI reports released in July of 2019 forecast the economic contribution of both conventional oil and gas and the oil sands industry across Canada.

Below details the focus of each report, and the overall economic highlights along with a link to the PDF file for your convenience.

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Fishing Industry in Canada: By the Numbers

Canada is a vast country with a diverse array of industries from coast-to-coast-to-coast. As a country we are fortunate to be surrounded by the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and have a thriving fishing industry in Canada because of the opportunity they provide.

We have a ton of lakes everywhere you look in Canada too! With nearly 32,000 of them across the country, there's plenty of opportunity for inland fishing as well.

Often enough, the fishing and seafood industry is one sector of Canada’s economy that doesn’t seem to get the credit it deserves. It is a major economic driver for both coastal rural communities and major urban centres alike.

We want everyone to know how important the fishing industry in Canada is to tens of thousands of people across the country. The best way to do that is to explain it to you, by the numbers! Also see:

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