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Canada Greener Homes Grant

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.

NOTE: This information is for applicants residing in: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Yukon.

Grants from $125 to $5,000
To get back a portion of your costs for eligible home retrofits
Up to $600
As a maximum contribution toward the total costs of your pre- and post retrofit EnerGuide evaluations

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How it works

The grant process



This video is for informational purposes and follows a typical journey for a homeowner applying through the Canada Greener Homes portal. The application process may differ depending on your province of residence, please visit our website for further details.



You’ve been thinking hard about the future …

And all the ways we can do our part.

Like improving the energy efficiency of your home and its resilience against climate change.

But the journey ahead is long,

And renovations can be stressful,

And how can you really know whether your retrofits will have long-term benefits and savings for your home?

That’s where we come in.

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 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.

Start by reviewing your energy advisor’s report and decide which retrofits need a loan.

Then, get at least one quote from a licensed professional for each of the retrofits you’d like to include in the application.

Finally, you’ll need to answer some questions online about your ability to repay the loan.

Keep in mind, you won’t be able to get the full loan amount until after you’ve completed all the work.

So you might want to consider asking for an advance.

To do so, you’ll need to add the total of your contractors’ deposits.

Remember to double check your information before you submit your application. You won’t be able to go back and add new retrofits later.

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.

If you’re getting a loan, you have 12 months to complete all the retrofits in your plan and request your final loan payment.

If you’re not getting a loan, you have up until March 2027 to complete your retrofits and submit your receipts.

Now its 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 and you’ll receive an e-transfer for the loan.

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.

Recommended retrofits


You’ve decided you’d like to make retrofits to your home to make it more comfortable, resilient, and energy efficient.

There are a number of eligible retrofits through the Canada Greener Homes Grant you might like to consider.

Energy advisors play an important role in the Grant process: they conduct an EnerGuide home evaluation before your retrofits … … and assess your home from attic to foundation.

Their report will help you understand how your home energy is used and prioritize retrofits with the most benefit for your home.

After you’ve completed your retrofits, they’ll return to measure the difference in energy efficiency you’ve achieved.

Your house is a system. All the parts work together.

The building envelope is an important part of that system—it keeps out extreme temperatures, moisture, dust, and wind. It includes all building components that separate the indoors from the outdoors: exterior walls, foundation, roof, windows, and doors. First, improving the building envelope is your most important task; it will last a long time and make your house much more energy efficient… not to mention more comfortable!

Next you can turn your attention to mechanical systems like those for heating, cooling, ventilation, and water heating.

You might want to consider installing solar panels, and consider resiliency measures.

Heat is easily lost in empty spaces in exterior walls. Insulation’s job is to divide that space into many small pockets of still air, which reduces heat transfer between the inside and the outside.
Insulation is rated by how well it resists the heat flow and is given an R-value. The higher the number, the better it insulates. To increase your home’s efficiency, you can add insulation to the roof, exterior wall, exposed floor, basement, and crawl space. You can also ensure that the entire building envelope is insulated without any rooms or areas left without insulation.

You can also replace your windows and doors with ENERGY STAR® certified models and make sure they are eligible for the grant. Professional window and door installers will apply insulating foam and caulking which will also reduce drafts and noise. These measures can lead to a reduction in drafts, as well as increasing heat retention and comfort.

Driven by electricity, a heat pump extracts heat from outside and delivers it inside the home.
The technology has similarities to how a fridge or air conditioner works. In summer it’s reversed so your home is cooled instead. Heat pumps have lower carbon emissions and can have lower running costs than other heating systems like fuel-fired furnaces. A number of heat pumps that extract heat from the air or ground, as well as heat pump water heaters, are eligible for the Grant. Speak to your energy advisor to determine if a heat pump is a good option for your home.

Solar panels collect sunlight and convert it into electric current. Installing solar panels can save money and reduce green house gas emissions.

Homeowners have always had to take steps to weather any natural disasters that may come. These are different depending on where you live—your risks could include flooding, hurricanes, ice storms, wildfires, and power outages. Climate change has now made these even more common.

As you plan your retrofits, consider these possibilities and how you might mitigate them.
For example, batteries connected to a solar system can be helpful during extended power outages. Or basement wall waterproofing can help keep your home impervious to water in storms.

Since your house functions as a system and all the parts work together, doing multiple retrofits enhances the effects of each one. This is the best way to maximize energy savings and increase the comfort of your home.

The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free financing in addition to the Grant
to help you complete some of the more major retrofits recommended by your energy advisor.
Once you’ve completed your retrofits, it’s time to enjoy the comfort of your greener home
and the peace of mind in knowing that you’re saving money and energy, while reducing your impact on climate change.

To get helpful, in-depth information on all the eligible retrofits or to learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Initiative visit

Unsolicited phone calls or door-to-door visits—Remain vigilant!

NRCan has not approved any third parties to make unsolicited contact with homeowners to register for 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.

Resources for applicants

Need a loan for your retrofit?

The Canada Greener Homes Loan is an interest-free loan of up to $40,000 with a repayment term of 10 years, open to homeowners who have an active application (at the pre-retrofit stage) with the Canada Greener Homes Grant.

Learn more about how to apply for the Canada Greener Homes Loan.

Contact us

Business hours
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

Grant inquiries
Phone: 1-833-674-8282
TTY: 1-800-465-7735

Loan inquiries
Phone: 1-866-292-9517

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