Energy Efficiency Employment in Canada | ECO Canada Report Summary

In April, ECO Canada released a report on the energy efficiency workforce in Canada after surveying 1,853 energy efficiency goods and services firms across the country. The research found that the firms were positive about the future of their net revenues and expect direct employment to grow by 8.3%, resulting in the creation of thousands of new jobs across multiple industry segments.


The six key industries include:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade
  • Professional and Business Services
  • Utilities
  • Other Services

Key Findings

There are some important findings to note from this report:

  • The energy efficiency workforce in 2018 is significant
  • Job creation within the sector in 2019 is expected to occur at a faster pace than the Canadian economy as a whole
  • Employers generally experienced difficulty hiring energy efficiency workers, mainly due to the lack of qualified workers.


In each of the six key industries, the report highlights the top reasons for hiring difficulties. Lack of education/ certifications/ training is a top 3 reason in 50% of the industries.


As the report states, “the energy efficiency workforce is positioned to grow rapidly” from 2018 to 2019, with well over 36,000 jobs being created. Of the employers who participated in the survey, 70% have experienced difficulties when hiring workers.


If you are looking to get into the energy efficiency sector, position yourself for success by bringing knowledge and certifications to the table. CIET’s training calendar offers both Certification Programs and Capacity and Awareness Building courses designed to provide high-quality, pragmatic and highly-relevant training to help you in your everyday work.



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COVID-19 Information for CIET Fall 2020 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: September 18, 2020


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 60 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 600 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the fall of 2020 will be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens in the fall. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.




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