About Our Industry

Industry Overview

Canada’s chemistry industry transforms raw materials like natural gas liquids, oil, minerals, electricity and biomass into th­­­­­e building blocks needed to manufacture some 70,000 products that we depend on every day. Vehicles, electronics, textiles, building materials, paper and pharmaceuticals all exist thanks to Canadian chemistry.

Chemistry is vital to our economy, and to our prosperity. Each job in Canada’s chemistry industry creates five jobs in other industries, with our sector directly employing more than 87,000 Canadians, and supporting another 435,000 Canadian jobs.

Canada’s chemistry industry is also poised for growth – with the potential to attract up to $10 billion in new investment over the next decade. Through our commitment to Responsible Care®, our industry will ensure that growth doesn’t come at the expense of people’s health or the environment.

Scroll over the map to learn more about Canada’s major chemistry clusters, and how they fuel the Canadian economy.