Abundant natural resources make Canada a prime location for forward-thinking companies looking for advanced R&D and world-class expertise in energy, minerals and metals, forestry, geoscience and sustainable resource management.
Canada offers reliable transportation infrastructure that connects businesses to markets around the world. Focused on a greener future, Canada is committed to environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives in the natural resources industry.
Canadian leadership in natural resources
Naturally rich in minerals and metals, Canada has a well-established mining ecosystem and deep commitments to protecting the environment for future generations.
As a world leader in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, Canada is poised to help shape the future of hydrogen. It is also the lowest-cost producer of zero-carbon and low-carbon hydrogen among the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies.
Canada is one of the top global manufacturers of forest products. It is also among the world’s largest producers and exporters of softwood lumber. Increasing demand for wood products and a growing need for alternative energy solutions are creating new opportunities for global companies investing in Canada. In 2021, forestry contributed $34.8 billion to Canada’s GDP.
Oil and gas
Canada has 10% of the world’s proven oil reserves, with refineries able to process nearly 2 million barrels of oil per day. Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry spends more than $1 billion on environmental protection each year, more than all other Canadian industries combined. Canada also produces and exports propane, butane and ethane.
How we help
Invest in Canada provides personalized services to global natural resources companies. We help identify opportunities and incentives, and connect you with the right people to support your growth plans.