Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC)

CIPEC and Natural Resources Canada can help your organization cut costs, improve energy efficiency and reduce industrial greenhouse gases.

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This award-winning voluntary Government of Canada and industry partnership has been helping organizations improve energy efficiency since 1975.


Green Jobs Youth Internship Pilot Project Launched

Natural Resources Canada is now accepting applications for a new “Green Jobs” youth internship pilot project to encourage employers to hire young graduates for positions that will help them reduce energy use and benefit the environment. The project aims to help engage young people in energy management, innovation and the use of green technologies and processes in the natural resources sectors.

  • Eligible companies receive 80% of an intern’s salary, to a maximum of $10,000.
  • Interns must be between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) and have graduated from a college or university.
  • Internships are four to six months in duration and must finish by March 31, 2017.
  • The work must support innovation and the use of green and energy efficient technologies and processes.
  • Hiring organizations must provide environmental and/or energy management experience under the supervision of experienced staff who act as mentors and coaches.

To apply or for more information, including details on eligibility requirements for youth participants and hiring organizations, contact Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency, Industrial Programs administrator.

ISO 50001 Assistance and Global Leadership

Planning to implement the ISO 50001 energy management systems standard or other energy management projects in your plant? Find information about Energy Efficiency for Industry Financial Assistance or contact the Industrial Programs administrator.

If your organization is seeking a Canadian registrar to certify your plant upon ISO 50001 implementation, a Canadian accreditation program is in place. For more information on the Energy Management Systems Accreditation Program, visit the Standards Council of Canada website.

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Energy Management Leadership Awards is a global leadership and case study awards program that recognizes those who are transforming their organizations with ISO 50001 to save energy, reduce costs, and share experiences to inspire others to implement the standard. These awards are to be presented annually and CIPEC encourages Canadian industrial firms to apply. Refer to the Energy Management Leadership Awards website for more information.

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is now accepting entries for its 2017 Energy Management Leadership Awards, Top winners will be honored at the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM8) in China in mid-2017. The CEM brings together energy ministers and high-level officials from 24 member countries and the European Commission to accelerate the global transition to clean energy.

These awards recognize leading organizations for their energy management achievements. Organizations certified to ISO 50001 are invited to submit case studies for recognition. All qualifying case studies will be published on the CEM’s Energy Management Working Group (EMWG) website as an inspiration and resource for others. Submission deadline: 24 January 2017.

See the CEM video of top winners in 2016 and view all the 2016 award-winning case studies.