Canada's Oil Sands

The oil sands are a powerful source of Canadian energy. Moving us. Heating us. Creating jobs. Helping pay for public services. Responsible development requires that the health and safety of employees and the public come first, and demands strong environmental performance.


Canada has a tremendous resource base combined with a stable, democratic political environment and skilled people that make it the ideal place to develop natural resources.

Oil sands development benefits all Canadians by providing needed energy, stimulating economic growth and generating significant revenues for governments. Canadians have a long and successful track record in applying innovation to address energy, environmental and social challenges, including oil sands production.

Canada's oil sands industry will provide a secure source of energy, reduce its impact on the environment and provide economic benefits to society while developing this globally significant resource. We will achieve this through continuous improvement, by developing new technology and by committing to guiding principles.