HRAI receiving funding from NRCAN for new e-training initiatives


Natural Resources Canada has announced is it investing over $200,000 in e-training opportunities in the energy efficiency sector. The intent is to prepare people for jobs in this growing field.

HRAI and the Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET) will receive $50,000 and $48,000 respectively for two e-training initiatives that will provide virtual training to Canadians discounted rate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The HVAC/R industry will play an important role in charting Canada’s path to economic recovery and to the important goal of reducing energy use and carbon emissions in homes and buildings across Canada,” said Sandy MacLeod, president and CEO of HRAI. “Charting this course will require thoughtful and strategic investments in the workforce of tomorrow.”

Funds will also be provided to Efficiency Canada in Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre. The site will become home to a training hub that will promote skills training and help Canadians better understand how to transition into the in-demand energy efficiency workforce.

In addition, Efficiency Canada will create an inventory of existing energy efficiency programs and certifications to inform Canadians of training options and identify gaps in knowledge that will enable the development of future courses.