What are the economic benefits of pipelines in Canada?

Billions of dollars flow to government programs because pipelines safely transport energy

The energy sector contributed 219 billion dollars to the nominal gross domestic product in 2019, or 10.2% of total nominal gross domestic product.

Transmission pipelines generate enormous economic benefits that every Canadian can count on – more than $1 trillion to Canada’s GDP since 2005 – for vital services like health care and education.

The industry employs thousands of Canadians, contributes billions of dollars in tax revenues and injects millions of dollars directly into communities every year. These benefits impact every single Canadian in every province, from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

Putting Canadians to work

In 2019, CEPA member activities resulted in 13,434 full-time equivalent jobs in Canada

Transmission pipeline companies provide valuable careers in communities across the country, generating well paying, middle class jobs for thousands of Canadians. From remote communities where there aren’t a lot of employment opportunities to Indigenous communities and larger towns and cities, the transmission pipeline industry supports many households across Canada.

Investing in communities

In 2019, CEPA members invested $47.3 million in community initiatives across Canada, such as safety, environment and educational programs.

Pipeline companies are committed to being good neighbours to the communities where they operate. Every year, they give back to those communities by providing millions of dollars in funding for everything from environmental protection initiatives to donations for local hockey rinks.

The industry also supports local businesses by purchasing locally sourced goods and services in communities along pipeline routes.


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