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Coming Soon: Ontario Homeowners – Beginning January 2023, new applicants in Ontario will only be able to apply for the Canada Greener Homes Grant through Enbridge. Until then, Ontario homeowners can continue using the Canada Greener Homes Grant portal for new and existing applications.
Learn more about the initiative before you apply.

Canada Greener Homes Grant

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Helping you save energy and make your home more comfortable

We want to help Canadians make where they live more energy-efficient. The Canada Greener Homes Initiative will help homeowners save money, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, and fight climate change.

What is available through the initiative

Grants from $125 to $5,000
To get a part of your costs back for eligible home retrofits
Up to $600
As a maximum contribution toward the total costs of your pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations
From $5,000 to $40,000
Interest-free loans with a repayment term of 10 years to help you undertake major home retrofits
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Participating in the Canada Greener Homes Grant process guarantees home energy savings.

While the Canada Greener Homes Loan helps to make your efforts even more rewarding.

Your journey begins by applying online ...

Where you'll need to select a service organization near you.

These companies have been certified by Natural Resources Canada to conduct EnerGuide evaluations.

They'll connect you with an Energy Advisor to do a Pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation of your home.

The costs of these evaluations vary across Canada, so we suggest doing some research before booking.

Once the energy advisor arrives, they'll confirm your eligibility and then run a series of tests.

Following the evaluation, you'll get a homeowner information sheet and an EnerGuide label, with the current energy efficiency rating of your home.

You'll also get a renovation upgrade report, so you can see which retrofits will improve your home's energy efficiency and resilience.

Armed with this new information, you can be confident that your retrofits will make a difference.

Next you'll need to decide which retrofits work best for your budget and renovation plans.

Keep in mind:

  • Only retrofits from the energy advisor's report are eligible for a grant.
  • Any purchases you make need to be from a Canadian distributor and from our website's list of eligible products.
  • And certain installations need to be done by a professional.

If you're not sure where to start, our website can show you the maximum grant amount available for each of the retrofits in your plan.

And now that you're considering which retrofits to complete, you might also wonder:

"Do I need a loan?" so you can complete even more of the retrofits from your energy advisor's report.

If you're eligible, you can get an interest-free loan up to $40,000, that's repayable over 10 years.

If you choose to go down this path, you'll need to submit an application online.

Now, you're ready to start completing your retrofits!

Make sure to save copies of all your 'paid in full' receipts and invoices along the way.

You have up until March 2027 to complete your retrofits and submit your receipts. Now it's time for the most exciting part of all (In our opinion anyway)... To find out how much energy you've saved as the result of all your hard work and investment!

To do this, you'll need to schedule a Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, where an energy advisor will run another series of tests.

You'll need to pay again, just like you did like last time, so remember to keep the receipt.

Your energy advisor will help you understand how much you've improved your home's energy use, and can give you an updated EnerGuide label with a summary of your improvements.

Finally, your journey is almost over! And the last few steps are all done online.

Once your documents are uploaded, you can request your grant payment and your loan funding.

Your total grant could be anywhere from $125 to $5000, it all depends on the retrofits you completed.

And don't forget you can get up to $600 back for your two EnerGuide evaluations! Well done! Your grant money is on the way.

Now all that's left is to sit back and enjoy the comfort of your greener home and the peace of mind in knowing that you're saving money and energy.

Find the path that is right for you

Be wary of high-pressure sales tactics that claim to have ENERGY STAR® or Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) backing.

NRCan has not approved any third parties to make unsolicited contact with homeowners to register or participate in the Canada Greener Homes Grant. The Government of Canada, NRCan and its family of brands (ENERGY STAR, EnerGuide) never solicit over the telephone, or by email or go door-to-door asking to enter Canadians’ homes to inspect, sell, or rent heating and cooling products. EnerGuide home energy evaluations are performed by licensed service organizations only at the request of homeowners. Learn how to recognize energy scams.

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