From: Natural Resources Canada
Canada Greener Homes Grant
The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains and fight climate change.
Retroactive to December 1, 2020, up to 700,000 Canadian homeowners are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 and up to an additional $600 to support the cost of an EnerGuide home energy evaluation.
The government is committed to ensuring Greener Homes reaches Canadians across the country, including those living in remote and northern communities and those with limited internet access. It is committed to building a network of energy advisors to provide career opportunities to all Canadians and to meet the need of our communities.
Accordingly, the initiative will recruit up to 2,000 new energy advisor jobs across the country with particular emphasis on advancing inclusion and diversity in the workforce by including women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized Canadians.
Eligible homeowners in Canada can participate in the initiative, regardless of where they live. Only one homeowner per home can register. The home must be the homeowner’s primary residence. They will be required to:
- provide proof of ownership with their property tax bill number (this number can be found on their municipal property documents); and
- demonstrate the property is their primary residence through a driver’s licence, government-issued ID (with address) or a utility bill.
The following groups are also eligible applicants under the initiative:
- Indigenous governments or organizations (e.g., band councils, land claim organizations); and
- housing management bodies and other representative or Indigenous service delivery organizations with formal partnerships with Indigenous governments or organizations.
These applicants may be eligible to register multiple homes, including homes that are not the owner’s primary residence. The home registered must be owned by the applicant and be occupied by an Indigenous household.
If applicants live in Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut or in an off-grid community, they can find further details on grants for their local context.
Eligible property types:
- Single and semi-detached houses
- Row housing
- Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
- Permanently moored floating homes
- Mixed-use buildings (residential portion only) 1
- Small multi-unit residential building (up to three storeys with a footprint of up to 600 m2)
Review additional requirements for small multi-unit residential buildings.
New homes are not eligible for the grant. (A homeowner’s primary residence must be at least six months old, from the date of occupancy by the first homeowner, and eligible for an EnerGuide evaluation.)
Multi-unit residential buildings (over three storeys or over 600 m2 in footprint) are not eligible under the initiative.
Requirements for the Initiative:
- 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 their energy advisor in their report. Only homeowners who conduct at least one retrofit will be reimbursed;
- provide and keep copies of all of their documents until March 31, 2028; and
- ensure that 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 reimbursement?
Once homeowners have completed their retrofits, they can seek reimbursement for:
- Up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020.
- Up to an additional $600 for the cost of their pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations. They will not be reimbursed for the pre-retrofit evaluation unless they continue through the full Greener Homes Grant process.
Please note that EnerGuide evaluations completed prior to December 1, 2020, are not eligible for reimbursement.
Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia need to apply directly through their provincial programs to book their EnerGuide evaluation.
Nova Scotia: Home Energy Assessment 1-877-999-6035, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quebec: Rénoclimat 1-866-266-0008; email@example.com
Homeowners in all other jurisdictions should register directly through the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative website.
Please note that all mechanical and electrical systems, with the exception of thermostats, must be installed by a licensed and trained professional.
For updates, homeowners can visit the Canada Greener Homes Grant website or call the call centre with any questions at 1-833-674-8282.