With the federal government’s decision on the Teck Frontier Mine coming soon (in February), there’s some important details about this new oil sands project that need to be brought into the limelight.Read more
When you think of Alberta’s forestry sector, the high treed slopes of the Rocky Mountains and the low-lying prairies likely come to mind. Wait, why the prairies though? Surely not many Canadians think about forestry in Alberta as a prominent provincial industry?
That makes sense. Large plots of farmer’s lands or oil sands are a more likely and appropriate connecting visual image to the thought of Alberta industry than the expansive forests across much of the west and northern parts of the province are.
But whether you’re surprised or not, Alberta’s forestry sector is alive and well, and year-over-year has seen employment grow by more than a thousand jobs. Also see:Read more
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).Read more
Canada's mining sector is an incredibly important part of our national wealth and prosperity.
Accounting for more than 426,000 direct jobs in mineral extraction, smelting, fabrication and manufacturing, the industry contributed nearly $100 billion to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017.
Indirect activity spurred by the mining sector also supports about 206,000 jobs nationwide. In short, the employment contribution of this very important industry is no small potatoes.
Mined materials and produced goods also account for a massive amount of our total value of exports each and every year (more on this below).Read more
Canada’s agriculture sector is a major part of the lives of many Canadians and their communities across the country. Not only does the sector feed us, but it adds massive value to the economy through billions of dollars worth of sales, exports and employment each year.
You’ll find many kinds of agricultural goods across Canada’s vast expanse. For example, highbush blueberries from British Columbia aren’t uncommon in grocery stores in Toronto. At the same time, you always see apples from Ontario on the shelves in Alberta. You’ll also find these products around the world as a result of trade with other nations.
When you take a look at the numbers, the importance of the agricultural industry becomes clear. For example, $110 billion is contributed by the sector to Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP) annually. That’s more than the entire national GDP of over 2/3rd’s of the world’s countries!
Here’s several other statistical facts on Canada’s agriculture sector that should give you an even better idea of just how important this industry is to our country.Read more
Any Canadian who’s remotely familiar with nuclear technology has probably heard of uranium. A little factoid: it's an essential part of nuclear reactors across the country and around the world, with about 15% of Canada's total production used to support CANDU reactors in Ontario and New Brunswick.
But did you know that Canada happens to be the second largest uranium producing nation? This metal is found in abundance within the country, and uranium mining in Canada - Saskatchewan in particular - is nothing new.Read more
Canada's a nation that's rich in natural resources. From minerals to petroleum to lumber, the natural resource sector is the backbone of prosperity in Canada, contributing about 20% to the nation's gross domestic product (GDP) every year.
More specifically, the forest industry plays an important role in Canada’s economy on both a provincial and federal level. To give you an idea of just how important it is, we’ve compiled numbers showing how it contributes to economies across the nation.
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