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The Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative provides grants for home evaluations and for retrofits, to a total of $5,600 per participant or homeowner. Participants are eligible for up to $600 towards the cost of pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations and for up to $5,000 total in grants for eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows and doors, air sealing and mechanical and renewable energy systems. It is important that you read all eligibility criteria and grant requirements to be sure that you will qualify for the grant at the end of the process. You must undertake an EnerGuide pre- and post-retrofit evaluation to be eligible for the retrofit grant.

Learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative:

 

How the grant process works

Step 1: Learn about the grant

Check that you meet all the eligibility criteria for the initiative, review the requirements, and learn more about the grant process.

Step 2: Register and book your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

To participate, you must register online on the Canada Greener Homes Grant Portal. Up to 700,000 grants will be available. A pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is the next step in improving the energy efficiency of your home. This evaluation is mandatory before you undertake your retrofits and will be performed by an NRCan registered energy advisor.

Conditions for residents of these provinces

  • Quebec and Nova Scotia Residents

    Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia need to apply directly through their provincial programs to book their EnerGuide evaluation and register:

  • New Brunswick and British Columbia (West Kootenay)

    New Brunswick and British Columbia (West Kootenay) have requested that we direct residents in those provinces to go through the provincial program first to ensure homeowners can take advantage of the network of energy advisors already established in those provinces.

Step 3: Plan, document and complete your home retrofits

After your pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is complete, you can review the recommendations and decide which retrofits work best for your budget and renovation plans. You can find the recommendations for your home in your Renovation Upgrade Report available on the Canada Greener Homes Grant Portal.

You will need to complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in the Renovation Upgrade Report.

Find out how much funding is available for your planned retrofits

Step 4: Book your post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation and apply for the grant

After you have completed your home retrofits, you can start the grant process. You need to book your post-retrofit evaluation and submit the required documents online or by mail.

Once your post-retrofit evaluation is complete, your new EnerGuide label will show you how much more energy-efficient your home has become.

Step 5: Receive your grant

You will receive an email asking you to confirm your grant total. Once you confirm your grant total online, you will receive your cheque in the mail.

Protect yourself and your family during COVID-19

We recognize the challenges that continue to be posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of participants in this initiative is a top priority for the Government of Canada. As with all businesses, service organizations and energy advisors must follow their provincial, territorial, and municipal COVID-19 guidelines and laws.

What you have to do

If you think that you are eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative, you must:

apply to the Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative and wait for your application to be approved by Natural Resources Canada
complete a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation - Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia need to apply directly through their provincial programs to book their EnerGuide evaluation. Residents of New Brunswick are also encouraged to apply first through their provincial program.
complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their Renovation Upgrade Report. Retrofits completed without having an evaluation completed first are not eligible for the grant.
purchase and install the correct equipment such as heat pumps and windows, which must meet eligibility criteria and must be on the eligible product list.
provide and keep copies of all of your documents until March 31, 2028.
 

All products must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from a distributor located in Canada.

Eligible retrofits for the grant

The Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative aims to make a significant environmental impact, stimulate the economy, and make homes comfortable, resilient and energy-efficient.

You will need to complete at least one of the retrofits that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their Renovation Upgrade Report in order to receive a grant. You can combine eligible retrofits to receive up to $5,000.

Special measures for northern and off-grid communities

We recognize that Canadians living in northern and off-grid communities face specific challenges when it comes to completing home retrofits, including higher equipment and labour costs. See more information for northern and off-grid communities.

Eligible retrofits

  • Home insulation - up to $5,000
    • Attic/ceiling insulation
    • Exterior wall insulation
    • Exposed floor insulation
    • Basement/foundation insulation
    • Crawl spaces insulation
  • Air-sealing - up to $1,000
  • Windows and doors - each rough opening is eligible for either $125 or $250
  • Thermostats - up to $50 (must be combined with another energy efficiency retrofit)
  • Space and water heating - up to $5,000
    • Ground Source Heat Pumps
    • Air Source Heat Pumps and Cold Climate Air Source Heat Pumps
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters (max $1,000)
  • Renewable energy - up to $5,000
  • Resiliency measures - up to $2,625 (must be combined with another energy efficiency-retrofit)

Ineligible retrofits

  • Retrofits that were done before a pre-retrofit evaluation
  • Retrofits that were done before December 1, 2020
  • Eligible products installed in new home additions built between the pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations
  • Leased or rented equipment
  • Air conditioners
  • Tankless or storage water heaters other than heat pump water heaters
  • Skylights
  • Furnaces (unless you live in a northern or off-grid community)
  • Boilers (unless you live in a northern or off-grid community)
  • Roofs

See the full list of eligible grants for your home retrofits

Find other incentives to help you make changes at home

By making home retrofits, you will help Canada meet its 2030 climate change commitments and significantly contribute to Canada’s goal of achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

When it comes to energy in Canada, where you live matters. Take advantage of existing rebates being offered by our other levels of government and utilities in your region. Many provinces, territories, municipalities and non-governmental organizations have initiatives specifically for low-income Canadians.

Explore other financial incentives

Benefits of an energy-efficient home

A more comfortable home

Reduce drafts and noise, control the temperature of your home, and cleaner air are some of the benefits of upgrading your home.

A more affordable home

Keep more money in your pocket. Retrofits can help lower your energy consumption and utility bills.

A healthier planet

Help us fight against climate change. Energy efficiency makes homes more resilient and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Explore energy efficiency for your home

Canada Greener Homes 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 towards the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide home evaluations.
  • Interest-free Loan: up to $40,000, with a repayment term of 10 years
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