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All about the Canada Greener Homes Initiative

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.

The Canada Greener Homes Initiative provides grants and a loan for home evaluations and for retrofits. The eligible retrofits include home insulation, windows and doors, air sealing, and mechanical and renewable energy systems.

It is important that you read all the eligibility criteria and initiative requirements to be sure that you will qualify for the grants and/or the loan at the end of the process. You must undertake both a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation to be eligible.

As part of the initiative, you have access to:

  • 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 toward the total costs of your pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations
  • Interest-free loans of up to $40,000, with a repayment term of 10 years to help you undertake major home retrofits

Requirements for the initiative

Conditions for residents of these provinces and territories

New Brunswick, Rossland (BC), Nelson and Regional District of Central Kootenay (BC)

New Brunswick, Rossland (BC), Nelson and Regional District of Central Kootenay (BC) have requested that we direct residents from those areas to go through the respective provincial or municipal program first to ensure homeowners can take advantage of the network of energy advisors already established for those regions.

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

  • Wait for your application to be approved by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
  • Complete a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
  • Complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their Renovation Upgrade Report. Retrofits completed without having a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation completed first are not eligible for the grant.
  • Purchase equipment and products from NRCan’s approved products list if you are replacing windows and heating equipment
  • Ensure installations are done by a licensed professional, if applicable*
  • Purchase all products in Canada. Online purchases are eligible only if they are ordered from an online distributor located in Canada.
  • Keep copies of all your documents until March 31, 2028

* All mechanical systems, except thermostats, must be installed by a licensed professional. 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).

Benefits of an energy-efficient 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.

For homeowners, it means a more comfortable home, a more affordable home, and a healthier planet.


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Sharing your home performance information

As part of the Canada Greener Homes Initiative, we encourage you to share your home EnerGuide rating online to compare your home’s performance to homes across Canada.

Share your home retrofit journey

Be proud of what you have accomplished with your home! Use #CanadaGreenerHomes to share before and after photos of your energy-efficiency retrofits or share your new EnerGuide label. Click the hashtag to see home retrofits from other Canadians and see how your improved EnerGuide rating stacks up. We may offer to feature your retrofit journey on our website!

The Government of Canada does not approve nor endorse any specific product or the services of any contractor and accepts no liability in the selection of materials, products or contractors and their performance or workmanship. There is no obligation to purchase products or services from the service organization that performs an energy evaluation or any other company. Be wary of high-pressure sales tactics that claim to have ENERGY STAR® or Natural Resources Canada backing. The Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada and its family of brands (ENERGY STAR, EnerGuide) never 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.

Canada Greener Homes Initiative

  • Oil to Heat Pump Affordability program: grants up-to-$10,000 (regardless of province), or up-to-$15,000 in participating provinces, plus a $250 bonus (in participating provinces only), to switch from oil heating to an eligible heat pump.
  • Canada Greener Homes Grant (for existing applicants): grants-up- to-$5,000 to get part of your costs back for eligible home retrofits, plus up to $600 additional grant toward the total costs of your pre and post retrofit EnerGuide home evaluations.
  • Canada Greener Homes Loan: up to $40,000, interest-free with a repayment term of 10 years.
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