Direct Job Creators

Natural gas distribution utilities employ over 16,972 Canadians and close to 26,000 persons are directly employed in the upstream extraction and pipeline transmission segments of the industry. The real employment opportunity is represented by the benefit affordable energy delivers as a competitive advantage – attracting commercial and industrial employers and providing many indirect jobs because of it.

Source: CGA and Statistics Canada

Reliable Investors

Over the past decade, Canada’s natural gas distribution utilities have invested over $21 billion in their systems. In 2017, CGA members invested just under $4.5 billion dollars on new capital projects and to support the continued safe and reliable operation and maintenance of their existing systems. That same year, the industry contributed just over $5 billion dollars to Canada’s GDP.

Source: CGA and Statistics Canada

Benefits Canadian Families

Natural gas is less than half the cost of other competing fuel options in Canada. Residential consumers can save between $1,500 and $2,500 per year by switching to natural gas. Families who save money on energy costs introduce those savings back into the economy and that helps support the creation of further goods and services.

Keeping Businesses Competitive

Manufacturers and businesses of all sizes and across all sectors need affordable energy for successful growth in Canada and to compete in the global economy. When businesses are faced with high energy costs, the investment environment in Canada suffers.

Source: CGA and Statistics Canada