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The Canada Greener Homes Grant provides funds for home evaluations and for retrofits, to a total of $5,600. Homeowners are eligible for up to $600 total for the cost of pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations and for up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows doors, and air sealing.   It is important that you read all eligibility criteria and grant requirements to be sure that you will qualify for reimbursement at the end of the process.

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How the grant process works

Step 1: Learn about the grant

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

Step 2: Register and book your pre-retrofit evaluation

To participate, you must apply online through the Greener Homes program . Up to 700,000 grants will be available. Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia need to apply directly through their provincial programs to book their EnerGuide evaluation and to register. Residents of New Brunswick are also encouraged to apply first through their provincial programs and then through the Canada Green Homes Grant.

Your 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.

Step 3: Plan, document and complete your home retrofits

After you receive your EnerGuide evaluation in the Greener Homes program from your energy advisor, you can review the recommendations and decide which retrofits work best for your budget and renovation plans.

You will need to complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor. You can find the recommendations for your home in your Renovations Upgrade Report and through the Greener Homes program online.

Find out how much funding is available for your planned retrofits

Step 4: Book your post-retrofit evaluation and apply for reimbursement

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

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

Step 5: Receive your reimbursement

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 Greener Homes program, you must:

apply to the Canada Greener Homes Grant 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 report. Retrofits completed without having an evaluation completed first are not eligible.
purchase and install the correct equipment such as heat pumps and windows, which must meet eligibility criteria and must be on the eligible models 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 an online distributor located in Canada.

Register or login to the Greener Homes program

Eligible retrofits for the grant

Our program aims to make a significant environmental impact, stimulate the economy, and make homes comfortable and efficient.

You will need to complete at least one of the retrofits that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their evaluation report to be reimbursed. You can combine eligible retrofits to receive up to $5000.

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 additional incentives for northern and off-grid communities

Eligible retrofits

  • Home insulation - up to $5,000
    • Attic/ceiling insulation
    • Exterior wall insulation
    • Exposed floor
    • Basement/foundation insulation
    • Crawlspaces
  • Air-sealing - up to $1,000
  • Windows and doors - each window / door is eligible for either $125 or $250
  • Thermostats - up to $50 (must be combined with another retrofit)
  • Space and water heating - up to $5,000
    • Ground Source Heat Pumps
    • Air and Cold Climate Heat Pumps
    • Heat Pump Water Heaters (max $1000)
  • Renewable energy - up to $5,000
  • Resiliency measures - up to $1000 (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
  • Leased or rented equipment
  • Furnaces (unless you live in a northern or off-grid community)
  • Air conditioners
  • Tankless or gas storage water heaters
  • Skylights
  • Boilers (unless you live in a northern or off-grid community)
  • Roofs

See the full list of eligible grants for your home retrofits

Financial support

We recognize that homeowners need access to simple and affordable financing to make deeper home energy retrofits. This year, an interest-free loan program will provide homeowners up to $40,000 to help complete deep home retrofits. This loan program will help make initiatives like the Canada Greener Homes Grant accessible to more homeowners. Register to receive updates when the loan initiative becomes available. We are committed to collaborating closely with provinces, territories, and industry partners to develop solutions that will benefit Canadians.

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.

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