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Industry works with Indigenous peoples toward shared prosperity

From procurement opportunities for Indigenous businesses to support for UNDRIP, Canada's oil and gas industry is committed to engaging with Indigenous peoples.

  • Between 2015 and 2016, oil sands operators invested more than $3.3 billion on procurement and worked with 399 Indigenous businesses in 66 Alberta communities. 
  • A recent report by the Montreal Economic Institute estimates the average wage for First Nations members working in oil and natural gas extraction in 2016 was nearly $150,000 annually and more than $200,000 annually for those working on natural gas pipelines.
  • In 2016, The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) published a discussion paper on the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) consistent with Canadian law. CAPP supports that model going forward.
  • Before Northern Gateway was cancelled by the federal government, the Alberta Equity Partners — representing 31 Indigenous communities — secured $2 billion in long-term economic, business and education opportunities with Enbridge, and a 33-per-cent ownership in the pipeline.
  • Between 2015 and 2016, oil sands operators provided $40.79 million for consultation capacity funding to Indigenous communities.

Read more in CAPP's report: Toward a Shared Future: Canada’s Indigenous Peoples and the Oil and Natural Gas Industry.