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To register for the Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative, you will need to meet the eligibility criteria. You will need to undertake a pre- and post EnerGuide retrofit home evaluation. You will have to complete at least one retrofit that is recommended by your energy advisor and eligible for the initiative. Then, you will have to submit your receipts to receive your grant.

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Who is eligible?

Eligible homeowners in Canada regardless of where they live can participate in the initiative. Only one homeowner per home can register.

You will be required to:

  • provide proof of ownership with your property tax bill number (this number can be found on your municipal property tax documents)
  • demonstrate the property is your primary residence through either a driver’s licence or government-issued ID (with address).

In cases where your property tax bill number is not available, alternative documents may be accepted (e.g., for rural areas, Newfoundland, First Nations on-reserve).

The following groups are also eligible applicants under the initiative:

  • Indigenous governments or organizations (e.g., band councils, land claim organizations)
  • housing management bodies and other representative or Indigenous service delivery organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations

These applicants are eligible to register multiple homes, including homes that are not the owner’s primary residence. The homes registered must be owned by the applicant and be occupied by Indigenous households.

Indigenous governments and organizations who would like to retrofit a large number of homes that they own (e.g., community-scale) may submit a single application to streamline the registration process and access program funds through one funding agreement. They can apply by downloading the application guide and completing the form in the annex.

Note: Individual Indigenous homeowners can register online by clicking the green “Apply” button at the top of this webpage.

If you live in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik and Nunatsiavut, or an off-grid community, you can find further details on grants for your local context.

Eligible property types:

  • Single and semi-detached houses
  • Row housing
  • Townhomes
  • Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
  • Permanently-moored floating homes
  • Mixed use buildings (residential portion only)Footnote 1
  • Low- rise multi-unit residential buildings (three storeys or less with a footprint of 600m2 or less)Footnote 1
New homes are not eligible for the grant.

Requirements for the initiative

You must:

  • 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)
  • complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their report. Only homeowners who conduct at least one retrofit will receive a grant.
  • provide and keep copies of all of your documents until March 31, 2028.

  Check your eligibility

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

What is eligible for the grant?

Once you have completed your retrofits, you can request a grant for:

  1. up to $5,000 total for eligible retrofits undertaken after December 1, 2020.
  2. up to $600 for the combined cost of your pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations. You will not receive a grant for the pre-retrofit evaluation unless you continue through the full Canada Greener Homes Grant process. Please note that EnerGuide evaluations completed prior to December 1, 2020 are not eligible for the grant.

Please note that all mechanical and electrical systems, with the exception of thermostats, must be installed by a licensed and trained professional.

Find out how much is available for your planned retrofits

Documents to provide

To ensure that you are eligible for the grant, you must have all of the following documents so we can verify your eligible retrofits:

  • receipts for your pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations
  • all receipts and invoices for eligible retrofit products purchased and for their installation
  • for grid-connected solar photovoltaic systems, a copy of the letter of approval or permission for inter-connection issued by the local electrical or building authority

It is highly recommended that you also have an attestation form(s) (if applicable for your retrofit) confirming that:

* Mechanical systems include: ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, cold climate air source heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, furnaces (eligible for Northern and off-grid community residents only), and boilers (eligible for Northern and off-grid community residents only).

You need to keep copies of your documents until March 31, 2028. Note that these federal grants are not taxable and do not have to be declared as income.

Your energy advisor will upload your before and after photos for you.

Zero tolerance environment for the Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative

The Canada Greener Homes Grant Initiative operates an environment free from discrimination, harassment, hate and otherwise inappropriate conduct. Inappropriate language, images and other forms of communication or behaviour directed towards the program, its staff, third-party delivery partners or participants will not be tolerated and is grounds for dismissal of the application or the applicant from the program and its benefits.

Eligibility considerations

You can find out if you are eligible for the initiative before you submit an application. This online tool helps you discover:

  • If you are an eligible candidate
  • If your home is eligible
  • If the retrofit you want to undertake is eligible

  Check your eligibility

Where you live matters

Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia who are interested in the Canada Greener Homes Grant need to apply directly through their provincial programs to book their EnerGuide evaluation and register. New Brunswick and British Columbia (West Kootenay) have requested that we direct residents to go through their local programs first to ensure homeowners can take advantage of the network of energy advisors already established in those areas.

I already had an evaluation and/or completed retrofits

When you register, you will have an option to select that you already completed a pre-retrofit evaluation and you will be directed to the next step.

  • If you conducted an EnerGuide evaluation on your home before April 1, 2020, you will need a new evaluation.
  • If you conducted an EnerGuide evaluation on your home between April 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020, you can use your evaluation for the initiative but you won’t get a grant for the evaluation itself. To receive the grant, your eligible home retrofits must have been undertaken on or after December 1, 2020.
  • If you conducted an EnerGuide evaluation on your home between December 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, you can receive the grant for both your evaluations and your retrofits if you complete at least one eligible retrofit on or after December 1, 2020. In this case, the retrofit does not need to be recommended by your energy advisor in their report.
  • If you conducted an EnerGuide evaluation on your home on or after July 1, 2021, you can receive a grant for both your evaluations and your retrofits if you complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their report.

For residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia who have already participated in either the RemoClimat program (Quebec) or the Home Energy Assessment (Nova Scotia), your respective provincial entity is working directly with NRCan to identify eligible participants. If you are identified as an eligible homeowner, you will be contacted by NRCan. To participate in the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative moving forward, you need to register with your provincial program.

My home is newly built

New homes are not eligible for the grant. Newly built homes are defined as homes that are six months old or less, based on the date of occupancy by the first homeowner. This will apply to homeowners at the time of application.

I am a new owner of an existing home

Dwellings will be bought and sold throughout the lifecycle of the initiative. You can also be eligible to retrofit your newly purchased home under the initiative; but if your home had an EnerGuide evaluation undertaken by a previous owner, you will need a new EnerGuide evaluation to be eligible.

Find other incentives to help you make changes at home

When it comes to energy in Canada, where you live matters. If you are not eligible for this initiative or are looking to take your energy upgrades even further, take advantage of existing rebates being offered by our partners in your region. Many provinces, territories, municipalities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have initiatives specifically for low-income Canadians.

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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.
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