Canadian natural gas fuels our jobs and workplaces

Find out how the natural gas industry supports Canada’s job market, energizes our workplaces, and attracts companies to create new work opportunities for us.
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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 Terry 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 

Facts about Canadian natural gas

Share these facts to help raise awareness and show your support for the natural gas industry.

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Canada’s natural gas industry helps communities thrive, advances innovation, and creates new jobs.

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Did you know the natural gas industry employs more than 40,000 Canadians?