Federal Incentives

For Existing Homes

Save money while making your home more energy efficient.

Buildings, including our homes, account for 18% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Canada Greener Homes Initiative will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors and retrofit installers, grow our domestic green supply chains, and fight climate change.

Canada Greener Homes Loan

The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation has partnered with Natural Resources Canada to deliver the Canada Greener Homes Loan Program. This initiative will provide $4.4 billion in interest-free loans, up to $40,000 per household, helping up to 175,000 homeowners complete extensive home retrofits on their principal residence. This program also works in addition to the Canada Greener Homes Grant Program. 

A maximum of one loan is available per eligible property and homeowner.

The loan can only help you finance eligible products and installations that are part of a retrofit that is both recommended by an energy advisor and eligible for the grant.

A portion of the loan can be delivered upfront to begin work on your home. Contractors often require a down payment for these types of projects. The balance will be delivered upon completing the retrofits and verification through a post-retrofit evaluation.

Click the button below to learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Loan Initiative.

Canada Greener Homes Grant

The Canada Greener Homes Grant program is no longer accepting new applications as of February 12, 2024, at 2 PM PST. Homeowners who have completed their online registration and have an application number are encouraged to proceed with their retrofits and will continue to be eligible for funding and support through the Canada Greener Homes portal.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant provides funds for home evaluations and for retrofits, to a total of $5,600. Homeowners are eligible for up to $600 total for the cost of pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluations and for up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits such as home insulation, windows doors, and air sealing. It is important that you read all eligibility criteria and grant requirements to ensure you will qualify for reimbursement at the end of the process.

Please note that Greener Homes Inc. is not affiliated with the Canada Greener Homes Program. We are an experienced team of registered energy advisors licenced by Natural Resources Canada to perform energy assessments in accordance with the Canada Greener Homes Initiative and the EnerGuide Rating System of Canada. As we are not our own service organization, you’ll need to select our program partner, GETS Energy, if asked to choose a service organization for any of the federal programs. 

Click the button below to learn more about the Canada Greener Homes Grant

Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program

If your home is heated with oil and your household income is below the median household after-tax income, you may be eligible to take advantage of the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program.

This program makes it easier and more cost-effective for low-to-median households to switch from oil heating to a heat pump. It helps Canadian homeowners who are currently heating their homes with oil transition to electric heat by installing an eligible heat pump system (air source, cold climate air source, or ground source). Making the switch can help you save thousands of dollars on your heating bills every year and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Through the program, homeowners are eligible for up to $10,000 for the purchase and installation of eligible heat pump systems and any of the following associated eligible measures related to the installation:

  • Necessary electrical and mechanical upgrades to your home for a new heat pump system
  • Installation of outdoor piping loops for ground source heat pumps
  • The safe removal of your oil tank.
  • Installation of a back-up electric heating system (as required)
  • Switching over other oil-using household systems, such as an electric water heater (where necessary).

Click the button below to learn more about the Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Program.

Understanding your EnerGuide Label

Technical assistance for the Canada Greener Homes Grant

If you’re having any problems with any part of the program, the links below may be helpful. Please note that most will take you directly to the Canada Greener Homes website.

I need help applying for the program

  1. How do I apply?
  2. What is the difference between having an account in the online portal and having an application live
    in the Greener Homes system?
  3. How do I know if I have an application? What is an application number?
  4. Do you have helpful hints (i.e., user names and passwords, when applying, browsers)?
  5. What are the GC Key and sign-in partner? Why do I have to use one of these when I apply?

I’m having trouble logging into the portal

  1. What do I do if I forgot my Sign-In Partner username or password?
  2. What do I do if I forgot my GCKey password?
  3. What do I do if I forgot my GCKey username? How do I create a new GCKey?
  4. What do I do if I have a new bankcard from my Sign-In Partner?
  5. What do I do if I get this message: Single Sign-On Error We can’t log you in because of an issue with single sign-on. Contact your Salesforce admin for help?
  6. What do I do if I get this message: Always use the same log-in option and credentials to access the Greener Homes Program. If you use different credentials, you will be treated as a different user?
  7. What do I do if I get this message: Please provide a unique identifier?
  8. What do I do if I get this message: Your GCKey has been revoked?

I want to edit my profile or application

  1. How do I make changes to my personal and account information?
  2. How do I change my Service Organization?
  3. I have multiple applications. How do I delete the extra applications?
  4. I want to cancel my application. What do I do?
  5. What do I do if I do not see a link to select or selecting the link does not work?
  6. How do I upload documents?
  7. I accidentally clicked “Already Evaluated” and I have not had my pre-retrofit evaluation by my energy advisor yet. How do I make the change?
  8. I have had my pre-retrofit evaluation by my energy advisor and want to ensure it is updated. How do I change that?
  9. How do I modify my tax roll number?

Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Try the toll-free phone number below to speak with an NRCan representative directly,

TTY: 1 800-465-7735
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (Eastern time)
Or send an email by clicking here.

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