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:
Become a licensed service organization
A service organization 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 service organization. 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 energy advisor(s) who have successfully passed the NRCan exams
Learn how to become a licensed service organization
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. While the call is now closed, Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply on an ongoing basis.
Find out how to submit your application