Canada is in eighth position globally in terms of overall energy consumption and uses more energy per capita than any other OECD country except Iceland. This consumption is also associated with a high energy intensity throughout the Canadian economy (discussed in Section 3.3).
A number of similarities in consumption profiles can be observed across the provinces, notably in the transport, commercial and residential sectors. However, final energy consumption in the industrial sector varies significantly from one province to another. These profiles are discussed in Section 3.2.