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Energy products help build our cities and towns


    When Canada sells its energy products, we profit through royalties and taxes. The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project will allow us to increase those revenues by exposing our oil resources to additional markets beyond the United States. Pipelines support a healthy energy industry and contribute to the money our governments use to build roads, schools, hospitals and transit systems. Those are important services that make our cities and towns places people want to live, work and play.
    Those revenues also allow our governments to reinvest in renewable energy and develop cleaner technology. The oil and gas sector moves Canadian communities closer to a clean energy future.
    Trans Mountain is not just about building a pipeline. The expansion project will provide tangible benefits that help our communities prosper.
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    According to Natural Resources Canada, in 2017:


    • Canada was the world’s sixth largest producer of energy. We were also home to the world’s third largest proven reserves of crude oil.

    • Canada exported $112.6 billion worth of energy products to 145 countries.

    • Canada’s energy sector contributed $146 billion to the Canadian economy – $80 billion of that activity occurring in Alberta.

    • Foreign direct investment in Canada's energy sector reached $180 billion

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    Trans Mountain expansion will create jobs for Canadians


    Putting money in Canadians’ pockets grows our economy. When Canadians are able to secure good jobs, they invest that money back into our country’s economy through personal expenses that support their lifestyle. That economic gain adds to our prosperity and benefits our cities and local businesses.
    Natural Resources Canada reports that in 2017, Canada’s energy sector directly employed more than 276,000 people and indirectly supported over 624,000 jobs. Within Alberta, over 146,776 people are directly employed in the energy sector.
    The Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project is important to the broader health of that industry and is already providing job opportunities for pipeline workers, suppliers, contractors and other businesses from across Canada. The expansion project provides job opportunities for Indigenous groups, communities, companies, industry associations and other parties along the pipeline route.
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