Top Canadian Energy Dividend Stocks

Top Canadian Energy Dividend Stocks

Oil stocks represent a large percentage of the Canadian stock market and the options can be overwhelming at times. When looking at a particular investment, it’s always important to look at its peers rather than focusing on just one company. Often times, many of the stocks can fit your portfolio, it just happens that when you are ready to buy, one may be preferable over the others.

Canadian Energy Dividend Stocks

Not all energy stocks actually provide the same business. There are 3 industries with business distinctions that are important to be aware of when purchasing.

Before we review the companies by industries, here are many of the players. Three of the big five are Canadian dividend aristocrats and Canadian Blue Chip Stocks with SU, CNQ and IMO. 

With an awareness of the players and their sizes, it’s time to look at them by industries. Investors should avoid overlapping industries if possible. As it happens, the oil & gas industries is broken down into 3 groups: downstream, midstream and upstream. Unfortunately, the industry classification doesn’t quite match since some players overlap the groups.

  • Downstream – processing and refining
  • Midstream – transporation and storage
  • Upstream – underground exploration

Oil & Gas – Midstream Industry

This industry primarily operates in the transportation and storage of oil & gas.

ENBEnbridgeEnergyOil & Gas - Midstream7752.97107.2118.4818.482.876.12112.8943.2419.12YESYESYESNO1
TRPTranscanada PipelinesEnergyOil & Gas - Midstream6670.8550.6316.5416.544.284.2370.0943.0010.96YESYESNONO1
PPLPembina PipelineEnergyOil & Gas - Midstream6750.4225.7716.2516.253.105.0081.29122.529.16YESNONONO1
IPLInter Pipeline LtdEnergyOil & Gas - Midstream7022.529.4815.7715.771.437.59119.58121.7111.89YESNONONO1
KEYKeyera CorpEnergyOil & Gas - Midstream7234.847.5012.9612.962.695.5171.38121.9212.44YESNONONO1
ALAAltaGasEnergyOil & Gas - Midstream5720.005.585.265.263.804.8025.26120.964.80NONONONO1
GEIGibson Energy Inc.EnergyOil & Gas - Midstream3727.664.0224.9424.941.114.77118.9241.325.80NONONONO1

Oil & Gas – Integrated Industry

This industry represents a company that operates in both the downstream and upstream.

SUSuncorEnergyOil & Gas - Integrated7343.9051.6513.9113.913.163.8353.1641.6811.93YESYESYESNO1
IMOImperial OilEnergyOil & Gas - Integrated6535.4526.699.889.883.592.4824.5140.889.23NOYESYESNO1
CVECenovus EnergyEnergyOil & Gas - Integrated3812.1114.8820.5520.550.592.0642.3740.252.06NONONONO1

Oil & Gas – E&P Industry

This industry covers companies involved in the exploration and production. 

CNQCanadian Natural ResourcesEnergyOil & Gas - E&P7841.4137.5212.2312.233.393.6244.2541.5016.98YESYESYESNO1
ECAEncanaEnergyOil & Gas - E&P355.336.923.303.301.621.846.0540.081.84NONONONO1
VETVermillion EnergyEnergyOil & Gas - E&P4621.303.319.569.562.2312.96123.77122.7614.67NONONONO1
CPGCrescent Point EnergyEnergyOil & Gas - E&P195.503.000.000.00-4.530.73100.0040.040.73NONONONO1
ARXArc ResourcesEnergyOil & Gas - E&P337.722.7319.2019.200.407.77150.00120.607.77NONONONO1
ERFEnerplus CorporationEnergyOil & Gas - E&P388.441.874.834.831.751.426.86120.121.42NONONONO1
FRUFreehold Royalties LtdEnergyOil & Gas - E&P247.870.930.000.00-0.048.01100.00120.638.01NONONONO1
BNEBonterra Energy Corp.EnergyOil & Gas - E&P414.050.1410.9110.910.372.9632.43120.122.96NONONONO1

Top Canadian Energy Dividend Stocks


ENB - EnbridgeEnbridge Inc. is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. It is Canada’s largest natural gas distributor engaging in the collection, transportation, processing and storage of oil and gas. Enbridge caters to 3.7 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and New York. It owns an extensive network of about 192,000 miles of natural gas and NGL pipelines across North America and the Gulf of Mexico. Its crude oil and liquids transportation systems are huge comprising of more than 17,000 miles of active pipelines. The company is known for its high quality liquids and natural gas infrastructure assets. In addition, Enbridge has 3.1 Bcf/d of processing capacity and 438 Bcf of net natural gas storage capacity. It also owns interests in nearly 3,000 MW of renewable generation capacity. Enbridge operates through five reporting segments - Liquids Pipelines (52% of 2018 earnings), Gas transmission and midstream (22%), Gas Distribution (17%), Green Power and Transmission (4%), and Energy Services (5%).

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TC Energy

TRP - TransCanada PipelineTC Energy is a leading North American infrastructure company. It supplies more than 25% of natural gas consumed daily across North America. The company has a strong portfolio of diversified assets, storage facilities and power generation plants and operates one of North America’s largest natural gas pipelines networks extending to more than 57,500 miles. TC Energy operates three complementary energy infrastructure businesses across three major geographies in North America. By generation type, TC’s assets can be divided into nuclear, natural gas and wind. The USA, Canada and Mexico are its core geographies and the company has access to North America’s two most prolific natural gas supply basins. With more than 65 years of service, TC Energy is known for delivering energy in a safe and sustainable manner. Ownership of low-risk regulated cost-of-service businesses and long-term contracted energy infrastructure assets differentiate TC Energy from its peers.

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Suncor Energy

SU - Suncor EnergySuncor Energy is one of the largest independent energy companies in the world engaging in oil sands operations, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining and marketing. It is the largest oil producer in Canada. The company has operations across the entire value chain, including resource extraction, upgrading, refining and marketing, and midstream logistics. In addition, Suncor is involved in energy trading and operates a renewable energy business. Suncor owns offshore assets in key strategic geographic locations like the U.K. North Sea, Canada’s east coast and Norway. The company operates four refineries, an ethanol plant, wind farms, and over 1700 retail sites in North America and owns 940 mbpd oil production, 550 mbpd upgrading, and 460 mbpd refining capacities. Suncor’s long-life, low-decline reserve base with a proven life of more than 30 years, sets it apart from peers.

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Canadian Natural Resources

CNQ - Canadian Natural ResourcesCanadian Natural Resources is a large natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company in Canada. The company operates a diversified portfolio of assets (comprising of mix of natural gas, light crude oil, heavy crude oil, bitumen and synthetic crude oil) in North America, the UK North Sea and Offshore Africa. Canadian Natural’s business can be broadly classified into - North America E&P, international, marketing & midstream. The company holds some of the best oil sands assets in North America, particularly thermal in situ properties, having significant growth potential. Canadian Natural completed its transition to a long life, low decline asset base in 2017, which ensures a growing base of sustainable cash flows especially in low commodity price environments.

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