Canada to Invest $10 million Into New Energy Advisor Jobs
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Expected in the reported call for proposals is a $10 million commitment to recruit, train, and mentor up to 2,000 new energy advisors across the country.
The government of Canada has announced a new call for proposals to help create middle-class jobs through the federal government’s $2.6 billion green retrofit program.
The announcement was headed by the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion.
Expected in the reported 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.
This initiative also provides the opportunity to build an energy efficiency workforce that more closely reflects Canada’s population.
New energy advisors will help meet demand for and provide access to timely EnerGuide evaluations for all Canadians, regardless of where you live. They will help Canadians make changes to their homes that deliver the greatest return for their investment with advice tailored to their specific situations.
Proposals must be received by July 8, 2021 and Natural Resources Canada will schedule webinars with potential applicants to answer any questions and provide additional support. Canadians with limited internet access can contact the dedicated call centre line at 1-833-674-8282.
According to the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency measures could get the world one-third of the way toward its Paris 2030 targets and help us reach net-zero emissions by 2050.