Oil + Gas Locations

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. Learn more about some of the great places to live and work in the oil and gas industry!

Alberta
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.The oil sands are found in northern Alberta, and conventional oil and natural gas is spread throughout central and southern Alberta. Industry activity in the province will support over 365,000 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

British Columbia (B.C.)
Canada's westernmost province, B.C., has a lot to offer residents. Known for its natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere, this province is home to mountains, beaches, cities and rain forests. Almost all of B.C.'s natural gas and oil activity occurs in the northeast section of the province. Industry activity will support over 60,000 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan is proud of its larger-than-life prairies and small town reputation. Saskatchewan is Canada's second largest producer of oil. Oil and gas is concentrated on the western border and in the south of the province. Industry activity will support over 30,000 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

Manitoba
Manitoba offers culture, great restaurants and fantastic outdoor adventures – including belugas and polar bears! Oil is concentrated in the Sinclair field, in the southwest corner of the province and although the industry is relatively small compared to other prairie regions, it is growing! Industry activity will support over 5,500 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

Ontario
North America's oil and gas industry is rooted in southern Ontario, where oil was first commercially produced in 1858 in Oil Springs. The province has over 2,400 producing oil and gas wells, and its manufacturing sector is an important supplier for Canada's oil and gas industry. Industry activity will support close to 57,000 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

Quebec is primarily French speaking, with many cultural attractions and events. There are significant natural gas deposits along the southern part of the St. Lawrence River. Quebec's manufacturing sector is also an important supplier to the oil sands sector. Industry activity will support over 16,000 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

New Brunswick
New Brunswick offers scenic drives, natural wonders, culture, entertainment and festivals. It also has a long history of producing both oil and natural gas. Industry activity will support approximately 2,600 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

Newfoundland and Labrador
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, there are currently three producing offshore oil projects – Hibernia, Terra Nova and White Rose -- and a fourth one Hebron will achieve first oil in 2017, as well as ongoing exploration activity. Industry activity will support nearly 13,000 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

Nova Scotia
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 1971. There are currently two producing natural gas projects offshore – Sable Offshore Energy Project and Deep Panuke, as well as ongoing exploration activity. Industry activity will support approximately 2,200 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.)
P.E.I. features red sand beaches, lighthouses, farmland and some of the best shellfish you can find. Canada's first offshore well was drilled in P.E.I. in 1943, however, its oil and gas industry is still young with a focus on exploration activity. Industry activity will support about 200 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.

Northern Canada
The northern Territories – Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut – offer true adventure for the rugged, outdoorsy type. There are large, untapped resources of crude oil and natural gas – exploration and development is underway in the southern part of the Territories. Industry activity will support nearly 500 direct and indirect jobs annually from 2017 to 2021.
 


More Information
Industry and economic statistics about each province can be found at the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers' Industry Facts and Information section.