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Part-time and Online Education

Energy Advisor – Manitoba Métis Federation Citizens

Metis Employment & Training is working with RRC Polytech to provide customized delivery of the Energy Advisor Micro-Credentials to Métis Federation Citizens.

Beginning in March 2023, the 36-week instructor led; part-time, blended program combines virtual & in person training. Energy Advisor students develop building science expertise, in combination with energy modelling software, to help building professionals, homeowners, and those considering a house purchase, to make better informed decisions on choosing energy-saving upgrades and retrofits.

With the Government of Canada’s Greener Homes Initiative providing free EnerGuide energy audits for 1 million homes in Canada, registered EAs are needed. This initiative, combined with a shortage of EAs across Canada, provides the opportunity for immediate employment in an in-demand and rewarding field.

The specialized skills training provided by RRC Polytech’s in-house subject matter experts and dynamic applied research facilities provide the knowledge required to pass the NRCan examination and earn your certification.

Program at a Glance

  • Blended learning – online, with an in-person lab and in-field (work-integrated learning) components in Winnipeg for applied training.
  • Concludes with supervised home audits.
  • Software and equipment will be supplied.
  • Promotes a greener Canada.

Program Schedule and Key Dates

Please check back soon for program schedule and key dates.


The following textbook is required for the program:

Earning Potential

In Manitoba, the average wage for NRCan-registered Energy Advisors is between $18 – $55 per hour (source: Job Bank). Experienced NRCan-registered Energy Advisors often operate as sub-contractors using a fee for service model.

Eligible Trainees

Métis individuals who are:

  • Self-motivated and interested in a career in energy efficiency
  • Have strong math skills
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Are physically fit and able to pass a medical screening
  • Possess a valid Class 5 Driver’s License


Course Delivery Action
Foundation Level

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and virtual meetings)
  • One synchronous evening session per week
RRC Polytech distance educationOnline
Email MMF to Register
House Level

  • 40 hours of instruction time (includes self-paced content and labs)
  • 24-hour / 3-day skill lab at BETAC and RRC Polytech Notre Dame Campus, consisting of HOT2000 software and blower door training
In-class educationIn class

  • Features a work-integrated learning component where groups of students will be assessed in houses
Off campus deliveryOff Campus

Course Availability

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Additional Information

If you have a question about RRC Polytech’s micro-credential courses, contact us.

RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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