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We need you to be part of Canada’s green economic recovery. With the new Canada Greener Homes Grant, we are recruiting more energy advisors (EAs) and service organizations (SOs) who are needed to help Canadian homeowners save on their energy bills.
Submit your project proposals for energy advisor recruitment, training and mentorship
We will provide a total of $10 million in funding over 5 years to support innovative projects. We are looking for new ideas and experienced partners to support higher demand for EnerGuide evaluations in all regions of Canada and increase the diversity of the energy advisor workforce. Find out how to submit your application
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Become an energy advisor
Once you become a designated EA registered with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), this means that you have met and maintained all of the requirements to deliver the EnerGuide Rating System for homes in Canada. Though the required steps can be completed in any order (except step 6), we recommend the following:
- Get engaged: A SO recruits you (or you contact them) to become an EA candidate.
- Meet security criteria: The SO undertakes a pre-employment security screening.
- Start learning: Learn about the EnerGuide program and home and building science principles either from a SO, another organization or on your own to help prepare for the training and examination process.
- Be trained and mentored: Get trained and mentored on home/building science and procedures under the initiative by the SOFootnote * or through independent training courses.
- Pass the exams: Take and pass the Foundation Level and the Energy Advisor exams.
- Reach success! Your SO registers you as an EA with Natural Resources Canada.
While service organizations and energy advisors use Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan) official marks and software as well as deliver NRCan’s home labelling initiatives under a licencing agreement, they operate as independent businesses, and are not agents, partners, or employees of NRCan.
Why should you become an energy advisor?
- Pursue an exciting, diverse and dynamic career in energy efficiency for housing
- Gain skills and expertise in energy modelling software and customer service while helping homeowners and builders make informed decisions when choosing energy retrofits for their homes
- Support delivery of federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and utility programs for existing housing in communities across the country
- Help Canada build back better and greener by becoming part of the growing skilled energy efficiency workforce and helping reduce to greenhouse gas emissions
Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples
The Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative includes recruitment and training of Indigenous EAs to build local capacity, improve access in the rural, northern and remote communities, and reduce barriers to participation in the energy efficiency workforce. Details on opportunities through this initiative will be shared in the coming months.
Skills and workforce development programs
For youth, Indigenous Peoples and others looking to build their skills and gain experience in the energy efficiency sector, you may also be interested in the following programs offered by the Government of Canada:
- Science and Technology Internship Program (STIP) - Green Jobs
- Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP)
- Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program
- Housing Internship Initiative for First Nation and Inuit Youth
- Energy management training
Become a licensed service organization
A SO is an independent organization licensed by NRCan to use the department’s official marks and software to deliver its home labelling initiatives such as the EnerGuide Rating System and ENERGY STAR® for new homes.
You may apply at any time to become a SO. To be eligible you must:
- be an individual or legal entity incorporated or registered in Canada
- show proof of minimum $2 million in liability insurance
- have a minimum of two years experience and knowledge related to energy efficiency and building science in the residential housing sector
- employ key personnel in the organization such as manager(s), quality assurance specialist(s), and EA(s) who have successfully passed the NRCan exams
How can we help?
If you need assistance, contact us.
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