Partnering with Navius Research, Clean Energy Canada delved into Canada’s clean energy sector to better understand its economic contribution and the number of jobs it provides. The result is an up-to-date, unique examination of the sector and its relevance to Canadians.
Not only is Canada’s clean energy sector growing faster than the rest of the country’s economy (4.8% versus 3.6% annually between 2010 and 2017), it’s also attracting tens of billions of dollars in investment every year.
And perhaps most importantly for the average Canadian, it’s a huge, and growing, employer. In 2017, clean energy accounted for 298,000 jobs in Canada—roughly equal to direct employment in the real estate sector.