Canadian natural gas fuels our jobs and workplaces
Fuelling our jobs
Abundant, affordable natural gas creates jobs in Canada, helps keep our manufacturing local, and powers our industries with fewer emissions than any other fossil fuels.
The natural gas industry
Many Canadians are employed in the natural gas industry, and with new innovations and infrastructure projects, more jobs are being added every year.
- In 2021, the natural gas distribution sector employed 10,492 people full-time
- More than 40,000 people are directly employed across the natural gas industry in production, transmission, and distribution
- Liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects create new jobs in remote communities
- In 2021, the natural gas industry contributed over $5 billion dollars to Canada’s GDP
- Affordable energy offers a competitive advantage that attracts employers to Canada
Builders & manufacturers rely on natural gas
How does natural gas fuel our skilled trades?
Find out more about the uses for natural gas from Sean at Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Michael from United Association.
Energizing our workplaces
Canadian natural gas is a reliable energy source that fuels our workplaces every day.
- More than 640,000 commercial customers including hospitals, hotels, schools, and restaurants rely on natural gas for space and water heating
- Natural gas is used as a fuel for cooking, welding, and manufacturing all kinds of products
- More than 23,000 factories and manufacturers are powered by natural gas
- Natural gas powers vehicles that transport food, equipment, and supplies to our workplaces