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Make money by helping others save money

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Access the ‘members only’ resource centre for all of the administrative and learning materials, marketing tools, and latest initiative updates.

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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 and service organizations who are needed to help Canadian homeowners save on their energy bills.

Natural Resources Canada is not responsible for the hiring process of energy advisors

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.

You must reach out to a service organization to proceed with your application.

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 energy advisors energy advisor to build local capacity, improve access in the rural, northern and remote communities, and reduce barriers to participation in the energy efficiency workforce.

Contact us by email for more information

How to become an energy advisor

To become a designated energy advisor registered with Natural Resources Canada and to be able to deliver the EnerGuide Rating System for homes in Canada, you must have met and maintained all of the following requirements.

  1. Get recruited: A service organization recruits you (or you contact them) to become energy advisor energy advisor candidate.
  2. Meet security criteria: The service organization undertakes a pre-employment security screening.
  3. Start learning: Learn about the EnerGuide program and home and building science principles either from a service organization, another organization or on your own to help prepare for the training and examination process.
  4. Be trained and mentored: Get trained and mentored on home/building science and procedures under the initiative by the service organizationFootnote * or through independent training courses.
  5. Pass the exams: Take and pass the Foundation Level and the Energy Advisor exams.
  6. Reach success! Your service organization registers you as an energy advisor with Natural Resources Canada.
Other opportunities

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

Canada Greener Homes Initiative

  • Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program: grants up-to-$10,000 (regardless of province), or up-to-$15,000 in participating provinces, plus a $250 bonus (in participating provinces only), to switch from oil heating to an eligible heat pump.
  • Canada Greener Homes Grant (for existing applicants): grants-up- to-$5,000 to get part of your costs back for eligible home retrofits, plus up to $600 additional grant toward the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide home evaluations.
  • Canada Greener Homes Loan: up to $40,000, interest-free with a repayment term of 10 years.
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The Canada Greener Homes Initiative is committed to providing a barrier-free application process. We encourage you to advise us of any accommodations you may need. Please contact us either by email, toll-free number or TTY and we will happily assist you.

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