Oil sands development creates a significant number of jobs within and outside of Alberta. Direct employment across Canada as a result of oil sands investment is projected to grow over the next 25 years from 151,000 jobs to over 225,000. When considering the indirect jobs created within the more than 3,400 Canadian Companies that supply the oil sands with necessary goods and services, those employment numbers nearly double.

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According to the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI), almost every region in Canada has been positively impacted by the economic activity created by oil sands development. In total, oil sands development is expected to contribute more than $4 trillion to the Canadian economy over the next 20 years. Further, through a combination of provincial and federal taxes and provincial royalties, the oil sands industry is expected to pay an estimated $1.5 trillion over the next 20 years. This economic contribution can go a long way towards funding the programs Canadians value such as healthcare, education, and public infrastructure.

Source: CAPP Oil Sands Fact Booklet, 2016

Source: CAPP Oil Sands Fact Booklet, 2016