Oil and gas is found in a number of different regions across
Canada. Your petroleum industry career can be in a bustling centre,
a quiet northern town or a coastal community.
Many of Canada's oil and gas communities are working hard to
ensure new residents feel welcome. For example, Fort St. John,
BC provides employers with comprehensive "Welcome to Fort St.
John" packages to hand out to every new employee. A group of local
community and industry representatives are also helping employers
integrate new hires into local activities in the area, so newcomers
feel part of the community right away. Creating "welcoming
communities" is a priority for cities and towns in Canada's oil and
Learn more about some of the great places to live and work, and
everything else this beautiful region has to offer with this list
Vibrant and exciting Alberta is the heart of Canada's oil and
gas industry. Rich in natural beauty, outdoor activities,
festivals, entertainment and arts, Alberta offers some of the
world's most stunning landscapes and wide open spaces, as well as
urban adventures and cultural pursuits.
Canada's westernmost province, BC has a lot to offer residents.
Known for amazing natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere, this
province is home to mountains, beaches, cities and rainforests.
Almost all of BC's oil and gas activity occurs in the northeast
section of the province.
Saskatchewan is proud of its larger-than-life prairies and small
town reputation. Oil and gas is concentrated on the western border
and in the south of the province.
North America's oil and gas industry is rooted in southern
Ontario, where oil was first commercially produced in 1858
Discovered by Norse Viking explorers and located on the most
easterly tip of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador boasts a
natural beauty, culture and history all its own. A trip to this
unique province will have you in awe of icebergs, whales, birds and
wildlife. Approximately 3,000 people work in Newfoundland and
Labrador's offshore oil and gas
industry, where there are currently three producing offshore oil
projects: Hibernia, Terra Nova, and White Rose.
Nova Scotia's rich maritime heritage, waterfronts and harbours
are a few elements that make this eastern province unique. Canada's
first offshore natural gas discovery was found south of Sable
Island in 1969.
Industry and economic statistics about each province can be
found at the Centre for Energy's Facts and Statistics
section and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers'
Industry Facts and Information section.