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Canada Greener Homes Grant

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is currently reaching out to homeowners who have not demonstrated progress on their grant applications over the last 12 months. Please ensure that you carefully review your spam or junk email folders for any missed communications about your application. Program participants who repeatedly fail to respond to email communications from NRCan may see their application deactivated.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is no longer accepting new applicants. Homeowners who are already participating are encouraged to proceed in a timely manner with their retrofits and will continue to be eligible for funding and support through the Canada Greener Homes portal.

If you are an Ontario, Quebec or Nova Scotia homeowner participating in the Home Efficiency Rebate Plus, the Rénoclimat or the Home Energy Assessment program, please contact your provincial program for more information.

The Canada Greener Homes Loan and the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program remain open. Thank you for your interest.

Low to median income homeowners who were heating their homes with oil and have already installed a heat pump as part of the Canada Greener Homes Grant on or after January 1st, 2023, may be eligible for up to $5,000 in additional grant funding under the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability (OHPA) program. These homeowners will receive an email from the Canada Greener Homes Initiative with information on how to apply.

If your household income meets the OHPA eligibility threshold and you purchased at least 500 litres of heating oil in the 12 months prior to installing your new heat pump, you could be eligible to receive this additional funding.

For homeowners residing in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Prince Edward Island, please visit your provincial programs for more information as details vary.

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

Existing applicants residing in the following locations should refer to their listed webpage for information:

Closed to new applications

The Canada Greener Homes Grant has been a big success throughout Canada. As a result, funding has been fully committed and the program is closed to new applicants.

Existing applicants in delivery partner provinces

The Canada Greener Homes Grant is delivered in collaboration with the provinces of Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec. If you live in one of these provinces and have an active application, please contact your provincial program for more information.

Funding opportunities

The closure of intake of new applications to the Canada Greener Homes Grant does not affect other Canada Greener Homes Initiatives, including the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program, and the Canada Greener Homes Loan. Applications will continue to be accepted to these programs.

The Canada Greener Homes Loan is still available to help Canadians in making their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. It offers up to $40,000 in interest-free financing to homeowners at the pre-retrofit stage. Loan eligibility will continue to be based on the established eligibility criteria.

There are other programs available throughout Canada which can help you make your home more energy efficient and reduce energy bills and household greenhouse gas emissions.

Explore funding opportunities:

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.

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

Learn about the grant process.

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How it works

Recommended retrofits

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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 Canada.ca/greener-homes-initiative

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 existing applicants

Need a loan for your retrofit?

The Canada Greener Homes Loan offers interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to help Canadians make their homes more energy efficient and comfortable. Homeowners are required to complete a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation to participate in the program. Only retrofits that are recommended by an energy advisor and that have not yet been started are eligible.

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
Email: canadagreenerhomesgrant-subventionmaisonsvertes@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Phone: 1-833-674-8282
TTY: 1-800-465-7735

Loan inquiries
Phone: 1-866-292-9517
Email: Questions@cghli.ca

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Accessibility
The Canada Greener Homes Initiative is committed to providing a barrier-free application process. We encourage you to advise us of any accommodations you may need. Please contact us either by email, toll-free number or TTY and we will happily assist you.

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