Is the resource renewable or non-renewable?
Some energy is renewable and some are non-renewable. Renewable energy would include: bioenergy, earth energy, geothermal, hydro power, solar energy, tidal power, wave power, and wind energy. Non-renewable resources would include: petroleum, coal, natural gas, and nuclear power.
Where do we export this natural resource?
We export oil to countries like the USA, China, Singapore, Malaysia, France, UK, Iraq, Angola, and Algeria. The United States is Canada's main place for hydroelectricity to be exported. A large portion of Canada's natural gas is exported to the United States.
Where do we find this natural resource?
Oil is found mainly in the Prairie region (Interior Plains), specifically Alberta where it contains over 95% of our oil sands. Natural gas is found in B.C, Alberta, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and the NWT. Ontario, B.C, and Quebec generate over 75% of the hydroelectricity in Canada. The other provinces generate less.
What is the economic value of this resource to Canada?
The oil industry is a major part of Canada's economy. Oil companies make up 20-30% of the Toronto Stock Exchange which makes up for about 5% of Canada's GDP.