Indigenous employment income and the natural gas and oil industry

MLI report shows importance of resource sector in creating sustainable, high quality jobs.

A report by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI) indicates many Indigenous communities are suffering serious economic impacts as a result of challenges facing Canada’s oil and natural gas sector that include a worldwide oil price collapse early in 2020 and the ongoing effects of the global pandemic.

Included in the report is data on Indigenous employment incomes—showing that the resource sector drives the creation of well-paying, high quality jobs for Indigenous workers relative to other sectors. This has broad impacts on Indigenous economic reconciliation and poverty reduction.