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Energy and Natural Resources

Canada was the world’s fourth-largest producer of energy in 2020. The sector is a primary industry, active in 12 or 13 provinces, and territories, providing 10% of nominal GDP, and directly employing more than 282,000 people in 2019.  Energy products were Canada’s top export sector in 2021, representing 21% of the value of total exports in 2021.

Canada’s upstream and downstream producers in energy, minerals and metals are primed to make the adaptations necessary to compete in a global economy with advancements in digital and green technologies. The energy and natural resources sectors have the skills, experience, and investments to undertake significant innovation and development, and can benefit from strong collaboration between governments, academia, and private sector networks.

Global Advantage’s experts can help you determine how to demonstrate results, display high growth and high potential, illustrate the vision of your organization, and identify global risks and opportunities in the energy and natural resources sectors.

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Daniel Katz

Lead Research Analyst

Daniel Katz is a Lead Research Analyst in Environment and Sustainability at Global Advantage Consulting Group who comes from a background in Journalism and Communications. He holds a BA from Carleton University along with a Diploma and Graduate Diploma from Algonquin College.

Dr. Robert J.H. Crawhall

Strategic Advisor

Robert Crawhall is a strategic innovation advisor to the public, private and academic sectors in AI, cybersecurity, net-zero energy and advanced materials. His private sector career spanned telecommunications, energy and manufacturing sectors with multinational corporations. Over the past 15 years he has run several collaborative innovation organizations focused on nanotechnology, IoT, eCommerce, wireless and photonic technologies. Robert sits on the boards of private and not-for-profit organizations dealing with aerospace manufacturing, advanced materials and national security. He holds the ICD.D Director certification. Robert is a professional engineer in the Province of Ontario, holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering.