Canada Investing $10 million to Create Jobs for New Energy Advisors
Helping homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes
May 17, 2021
Today, the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, launched a call for proposals to create good middle-class jobs through the federal government’s $2.6 billion green retrofit program.
This call for proposals is a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country to support the Canada Greener Homes Grant, which will provide as many as 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 each to help homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, supported by an EnerGuide evaluation.
With buildings, including our homes, accounting for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, retrofitting existing homes — with the help of trained professionals in energy efficiency — is one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau noted that creating green jobs is not only good for the economy, for workers, and the environment, but it also makes life more affordable for the middle class too.