Suppliers – contractors & consultants

Hiring a contractor

We recommend getting 3 estimates/proposals, in writing, to compare. Each estimate should include (as applicable):

  • cost of labour, equipment and materials (names, models, size, etc.);
  • total cost, including taxes and permit fees;
  • expected payment schedule;
  • estimated work start and completion dates;
  • a statement that the contractor carries liability insurance and Workers Compensation coverage;
  • warranties or guarantees;
  • what contractor cleanup during the work and on completion;
  • building owner vs. contractor responsibilities;
  • a statement that the contractor will instruct the building owner on the operation and maintenance of any equipment, and provide any required operation manuals.

When you hire a contractor, ask for a written contract. Before you sign:

  • Read carefully to make sure all details in the estimate have been included.
  • Review all terms and conditions and the fine print.
  • You and the contractor must initial any changes to the work or standard conditions on the contract.

Do not sign an incomplete contract and do not make a verbal agreement. A contract helps resolve disputes if the work is unsatisfactory.

Choose a registered program supplier – contractor or consultant

In order to participate in many of our financing or incentive programs, customers need to apply through a supplier that has registered with Manitoba Hydro. Contact your contractor or consultant to begin the application process.

If your contractor or consultant is not registered with us, they can do so by following the process outlined below. Note that we cannot provide a list of registered suppliers.

Become a registered program supplier – contractor or consultant

Register to join a network of over 2,700 suppliers that offer our programs to residential, commercial, and industrial customers.

Register now.

By registering as a supplier, you can offer our financing and rebate/incentive programs to your customers. Help your customers gain access to programs for energy efficient upgrades while attracting more clients and gaining additional business.

There are different requirements for suppliers to offer the Affordable Energy Program. Learn more about becoming a contractor for the Affordable Energy Program.

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Permits, applications, and inspections – information for contractors and home/building owners.


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