Oil and Natural Gas

Get Energized by Canada’s Energy Industry

More innovation. More job diversity. More rewarding futures. That’s what the future of Canada’s energy industry promises – and that’s why now is a good time to be part of it. Population growth and urbanization in developing countries around the world means oil and natural gas resources will be in demand for many years to come. And as the energy industry expands to develop new energy sources, we’ll fuel even more bright futures across Canada.

What is Digitization and Automation in Energy? 

The growing energy sector is supported by progressive ideas in digitization and automation in energy and cleantech. Energy sectors are digitizing with the use of sensors, live data, networking, artificial intelligence and automation. New technologies make the industry safer, more efficient and more sustainable.

Digitization and automation go hand-in-hand. Together, they include all systems and processes used to optimize a company’s operations and better leverage the skills, capabilities and performance of their workforce. 

Digitization and automation reduce the potential for human error in the workplace, while at the same time allowing companies to redeploy workers to higher-value activities. It also helps reduce costs and the environmental footprint of operations. With digitization at work, there’s less energy waste, improved emissions detection and fewer unplanned operational and environmental events through predictive analysis.

Examples of digitization and automation in oil and gas

Cleantech in Oil and Natural Gas

Clean technology, or cleantech, involves developing and applying technologies to oil and natural gas extraction and refining to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, water and land use and tailings, and increase energy efficiency.

Cleantech has played a crucial role in reducing emissions to date and, as companies and governments set net-zero carbon targets, it will be even more vital to achieving those goals. A technology like carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) provides an opportunity for large-scale reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. 

Canada is a leader in cleantech development, with more than $1 billion of the total $1.4 billion invested each year by Canadian companies coming from the oil and natural gas industry.

Did you know

Cleantech helps to drive energy efficiency

Cleantech efficiency could result in achieving 40% of the emissions reductions required by 2040 to put the world on a sustainable path.

Source: International Energy Agency. World Energy Outlook. October 2020.

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Oil and Natural Gas in Canada

Oil and natural gas activity creates job opportunities and fuels economies in almost every province across Canada. Learn more about how oil and natural gas plays a role in different locations by hovering over each province.

Where Will Oil and Natural Gas Take You?

With oil and natural gas activity happening around Canada, many people have uncovered rewarding careers in rewarding places. From on-the-job training and rapid career advancement to long-term careers, oil and natural gas has long been a great industry to be a part of. Check out our Explore Careers tool and see if there’s one that interests you.

Three Streams - Many Career Paths

From unlocking oil and natural gas resources to transporting and selling by-products and end-products, the oil and natural gas industry’s three segments work together to create a robust industry.


Upstream is the exploration and production phase. This is where we find oil and natural  gas resources and get them out of the ground.



Midstream is when oil and natural gas is processed, stored and transported to sites where it will be refined into useful products.



Downstream is when it is refined into the end-products like fuel, lubricants and petrochemicals used in plastics.