Summary - Canadian Industry Statistics

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction - 21

Definition

This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in:
extracting naturally occurring minerals. These can be solids, such as coal and ores; liquids, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas.

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    The term "mining" is used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, milling (for example, crushing, screening, washing, or flotation) and other preparation customarily done at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity. Establishments engaged in exploration for minerals, development of mineral properties and mining operations are included in this sector. Establishments performing similar activities, on a contract or fee basis, are also included.

    Exclusions

    No exclusions are specified in the 2012 NAICS Canada manual.

Information on the number and size of businesses for 2016.

Establishments

23,138

0-99 Employees

95.5%

View financial data for 2015 based on industry averages for SME's.

Average revenue

$411.1
thousand

Profitable

73.6%

Find GDP growth to identify trends and the economic health of the industry for 2015.

-3.3%

The Labour productivity index for 2015 can be used to identify trends in innovation, efficiency and labour market flexibility.

7.8%

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Wages

$37.60

Access 2016 trade information on imports and exports.

Exports

$96.9
billion

Imports

$30.3
billion

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