Clean Energy Canada, a Simon Fraser University think-tank, recently released a study about the clean energy sector in Canada. Everyone is surprised to find how broad the field actually is. Merran Smith, the executive director, said, “What we found is that we’re missing more than half the picture when we talk about energy in Canada.” She said people think of pipelines, Alberta, oil and gas, and miss the clean-energy field which includes every province in Canada. If you are considering branching out into a new career, contact Canadian Visa Professionals (CanadianVP). Their team will walk you through the visa process for working in Canada.
The report showed that clean energy equaled about three percent of Canada’s GDP in 2017, close to $57 billion. It saw growth of five percent a year between 2010 and 2017, which outpaced the 3.6 percent growth of the entire economy. Clean energy jobs in Canada increased 2.2 percent per year between the same years, compared to 1.4 percent for the total number of positions in the country. The industry saw an increase in investment from 21 billion in 2010 to 35.3 billion seven years later. Smith said, “This is good news for Canada.” She thinks the government needs to do a better job at marketing Canada as the “clean-energy giant” and not focus on just the country’s natural resources. Contact Canadian Visa Professionals for help with the immigration process to Canada. There are many opportunities for you and your family in this welcoming country. Their team of professionals can answer any questions you may have.