Canadian Energy Centre insists: “When we work, Canada works”
By Anthony Capkun
July 29, 2020 – “When we work, Canada works” is a new campaign from the Canadian Energy Centre (CEC) which aims to underscore the importance of Canada’s energy industry to the national economy.
“Every direct job in the oil & gas sector supports five more jobs somewhere else in Canada, so whether you’re working in Fort McMurray or Toronto, chances are the sector’s impacting your job and your community,” said Tom Olsen, CEC’s chief executive officer.
Between 2000 and 2018, the energy industry contributed $359 billion to federal and provincial budgets, CEC reports, adding that Canada’s energy sector supports more than 500,000 jobs across the country in direct and related industries … “jobs that have significantly higher average salaries compared to other industries”.
“Too many Canadians simply do not know enough about what a great story we have to tell,” said Olsen. “We should be very proud of our leading energy sector that creates wealth and prosperity for all Canadians, and provides the responsibly produced energy the rest of the world continues to demand.”
The Canadian Energy Centre is an “arm’s-length agency” established by the Government of Alberta to advance Canada as the Supplier of Choice for the world’s demand for energy. It is largely funded by Alberta’s energy industry through the provincial Technology Innovation & Emissions Reduction (TIER) fund.