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Part-time and Online Education

Energy Advisor – All Students

Developed in partnership with Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA), Efficiency Manitoba and RRC Polytech Building Efficiency Technology Access Centre, this six-month micro-credential program prepares you to become a registered Energy Advisor (EA) and is the only training of its kind provided by a Canadian post-secondary institution.

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 (subject to pandemic-related health restrictions).
  • Concludes with supervised home audits.
  • Software and equipment will be supplied.
  • Promotes a greener Canada.


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.

Awards and Bursaries

The following awards and bursaries are available for the program:

  • Efficiency Manitoba Award
  • Manitoba Construction Sector Council Bursary for Newcomers
  • Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Bursary

Learn more about each award and bursary ›


  • A discount is available to RRC alumni. If you are an alumnus, please register by calling 204.694.1789 (Mon-Thu 8:00am-5:00pm, Fri 8:00am-3:30pm).
  • Interested in skilling your employees to perform residential energy audits and strengthen your offerings? See the registration options for organizations.
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
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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
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  • Features a work-integrated learning component where groups of students will be assessed in houses
Off campus deliveryOff Campus
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Employee Registration

Organizations can sponsor employees to attend a course.

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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