Information on the Canada Greener Homes Grant

Information on the Canada Greener Homes Grant


Our homes contribute 18% of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. The Government of Canada wants to help Canadians make their homes more energy-efficient. By doing this, homeowners will maintain their homes more efficiently and at less cost while also contributing to our environmental objectives. The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs for energy advisors across the country, and increase our domestic green supply chains, all while fighting climate change.

What are the benefits of the initiative?

The program will provide grants for up to 700,000 households to upgrade their homes to improve their energy efficiency, including better insulation.

The EnerGuide program provides homeowners with evaluations (valued up to $600) and expert advice so that they may begin planning their retrofits.

Under the initiative, participants can receive up to $5,600.

Insulation & Air Sealing Rebate

Get up to $5000 for home insulation.

You have to update your eligible attic/ceiling, exterior wall, exposed floor, basement or foundation, and crawlspaces.

Get up to $1,000 for Air Sealing.

You must perform air sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home to achieve the air-change target.

The work must be done and installed by a licensed and trained professional.

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Eligibility criteria for reimbursement:

Insulate a minimum of 20 percent of the total area of your attic or ceiling.

You must increase the insulation value (R-value or RSI)

Add insulation in the same location (eg.,attic floor vs attic ceiling) as the insulation present at the time of the pre-retrofit evaluation.)

Important:

  • The grant amounts reflect a situation where 100 percent of the ceiling area is one roof type. Your home may have a combination of ceiling types.
  • The total grant for any combination of attic, cathedral ceiling and flat roof insulation cannot exceed $1,800.
  • The total amount of your reimbursement will be calculated based on the total percentage of your attic that you choose to insulate.

For example, if you insulate 80% of your attic you would qualify for 80% of the amount listed below.

Who is eligible?

The program is open to all eligible homeowners in Canada, regardless of where they live. Each home can only have one homeowner register. You will need to:

Provide proof of ownership by providing your property tax bill number (found on your municipal property documents)

Please show proof of your primary residence, either your license or ID (with your address), or utility bills

  • Eligible property types:
  • Single and semi-detached houses
  • Row housing
  • Townhomes
  • All-season cottages
  • Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
  • Permanently-moored floating homes
  • Mixed-use buildings (residential portion only)
  • Small multi-unit residential building (three storeys or less with a footprint of 600m2 or less)

Initiative requirements:

The following must be done:

Perform a pre-and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation (residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia should apply directly to their provincial programs for their EnerGuide evaluation)

Complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor. In order to receive reimbursement, homeowners must complete one or more retrofits.

Be sure to provide and keep copies of all your documents through March 31, 2028.

The products must be purchased in Canada. Only purchases made from a Canadian distributor online are eligible.

Our homes contribute 18% of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. The Government of Canada wants to help Canadians make their homes more energy-efficient. By doing this, homeowners will maintain their homes more efficiently and at less cost while also contributing to our environmental objectives. The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs for energy advisors across the country, and increase our domestic green supply chains, all while fighting climate change.

What expenses are eligible for reimbursement?

Following the completion of your retrofit, you can seek reimbursement for:

A maximum of $5,000 is available for eligible retrofits completed after December 1, 2020.

For EnerGuide evaluations conducted before and after a retrofit, the cost is limited to $600. Unless you receive a full Greener Homes Grant, the pre-retrofit evaluation will not be reimbursed. If your EnerGuide evaluation was completed before December 1, 2020, reimbursement would not be given.

In order to make sure you receive the maximum reimbursement possible, you must submit all of the following documentation:

Receipts for pre- post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation

All receipts and invoices for products purchased and for their installation

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

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

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