$5,000 Canada Greener Homes Grant Program
On May 27th, 2021 the Federal Government of Canada officially launched the Canada Greener Homes Grants program. This rebate program will pay Canadians up to $5,000 for home renovations and upgrades that increase energy efficiency.
This program requires homeowners to have pre- AND post-upgrade energy audits done by a certified energy advisor to validate the energy conservation effects of the upgrades. Homeowners can receive up to $600 towards the cost of the required pre and post-retrofit home evaluations (on top of the $5,000 for the renovations themselves).
The $2.6 billion program will be spread over seven years, with up to 700,000 grants available. It will cover a range of home upgrades including heating & cooling systems, insulation, windows & doors, and solar panels.
How to Apply for the Canada Greener Homes $5,000 grant & rebate program:
Homeowners across Canada can apply directly on Natural Resources Canada’s website. You will then have to schedule your first home energy audit, then have the qualifying upgrades completed by a licensed contractor or supplier, then have the final energy audit done, and apply for reimbursement. Be sure to keep all records and receipts!
- Rebate amount: Up to $5,000 for home upgrades, plus up to $600 for the required EnerGuide energy audits (Up to $5,600 total)
- What types of upgrades qualify: HVAC systems, windows & doors, rooftop solar energy systems, insulation & air sealing, among others.
- Key Terms & Requirements: Energy audits by certified advisor required before AND after upgrades are completed. Must be your primary residence.
- Availability: Ongoing; opened May 27th, 2021