Indicators and targets: Clean growth

 Jobs and innovation: Tracking progress and results

Investment, scale-up and clean growth

Target: Double the value of Canada's exports of clean technologies by 2025

Figure 14.1: Value of exports of environmental and clean technologies

Clean technology1 exports reached $9.0 billion in 2017, up from $7.6 billion in 2015.

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Figure 14.1: Value of exports of environmental and clean technologies
Year Total, environmental and clean technology exports ($billions) Clean technology exports ($billions)
2007 8.3 5.4
2008 9.7 6.5
2009 8.2 5.8
2010 8.1 5.9
2011 9.4 6.8
2012 9.5 6.9
2013 10.2 6.9
2014 11.4 7.7
2015 11.1 7.6
2016 11.4 8.1
2017 12.4 9.0
Target
2025 - 15

Sources:

Statistics Canada, Table 36-10-0371-01 (current dollars, unadjusted for inflation)

Innovation, Science and Economic Development estimates

1. Clean technology is a subset of Environmental and Clean Technology Products Economics Account which excludes electricity production activities, energy/primary products and waste management services.

Figure 14.2: Environmental and clean technology employment

Employment in clean technology industries1 has grown faster than overall employment in Canada, reaching 183,000 jobs in 2017 (up from 166,000 in 2010). The annual average compensation in clean technology industries was over 25% than the national average in 2017 ($82,000 compared with $60,000).

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Figure 14.2: Environmental and clean technology employment
Year Total environmental and clean technology employment Clean technology employment Clean technology, average compensation
2007

262,354

169,538

$64,133

2008

266,210

171,767

$66,014

2009

260,666

166,154

$68,683

2010

261,217

166,312

$70,584

2011

264,218

168,983

$71,605

2012

267,875

173,299

$71,778

2013

270,082

175,503

$74,568

2014

273,548

177,950

$75,330

2015

275,304

181,646

$79,479

2016

276,828

181,978

$77,130

2017

282,045

183,265

$82,159

Sources:

Statistics Canada, Table 36-10-0411-01

Innovation, Science and Economic Development estimates

1. Clean technology employment is a subset of Environmental and Clean Technology Products Economic Account and excludes employment in electric power generation, ransmission and distribution, waste management and remediation services and water, sewage and other systems. 

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