Spotlight on the actors in the Canadian energy efficiency sector - Quebec

Original Article in French. Published on on June 20th 2019.

Energy Efficiency Canada, a think tank associated with Carleton University in Ottawa, recently launched a campaign to promote energy efficiency and highlight the various players in this sector across the country.

Named “Our Human Energy”, this campaign aims to position energy efficiency as a growing emerging sector by introducing many Canadians working in this field. The flagship representatives of this initiative in Quebec are Miguel Duarte e Sousa, president of Ambioner, and Catherine-Anne Renaud, vice-president of R + O Energy.

“We want to create and develop a large, engaged community of energy efficiency workers, professionals and partners. Our goal is to increase interactions among these stakeholders around two common elements: the common pride and challenges of the industry,” says Corey Diamond, Executive Director of Energy Efficiency Canada.

According to the study Energy Efficiency Employment in Canada (ECO Canada, 2019), 36,000 direct jobs will be created in the Canadian energy efficiency sector this year, an increase of 8.3% per year. The 436,000 people who worked in this area last year were in six major industries, accounting for about 2.3% of all jobs in the country.