How to Apply for $5000 Canada Greener Homes Grant From Federal Govt. to Make Your Homes Energy Efficient

Today, the federal government announced the Canada Greener Homes Grant through which Canadian homeowners are eligible for grants of up to $5,000 to make their homes more energy-efficient.


As per the news release, 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.

Here are the details:

What is Canada Greener Homes Grant:

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.

Who is eligible:

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.

Eligible property types:

  • Single and semi-detached houses
  • Row housing
  • Townhomes
  • 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). (additional requirements for small multi-unit residential buildings.)

New homes are not eligible for the grant and 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 Canada Greener Homes Grant:


Homeowners must:

  • 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:

  1. Up to $5,000 total for the implementation of eligible retrofits done after December 1, 2020.
  2. 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.

EnerGuide evaluations completed prior to December 1, 2020, are not eligible for reimbursement.

Eligible retrofits

  • Home insulation — Update your eligible attic/ceiling, exterior wall, exposed floor, basement or foundation, and crawlspace.
  • Air-sealing — Perform air sealing to improve the air-tightness of your home to achieve the air-change rate target
  • Windows and doors — Replace your windows or glass doors with ENERGY STAR® certified models
  • Thermostats – Add a smart thermostat (must be combined with another retrofit)
  • Heating — Make the switch to more energy-efficient heating equipment
  • Renewable energy — Install photovoltaic solar panels
  • Resiliency measures — Incentives to protect your home and your family from environmental damages (must be combined with another retrofit): Batteries connected to Photovoltaic systems to provide standby power for home, Roofing Membrane – self-adhering roofing underlayment applied to the entire roof, Foundation water-proofing, Moisture proofing crawl space floor, walls and headers (100%)
  • Small Multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) – here (see detailed information for all eligible retrofits)

How to apply for $5000 Canada Greener Homes Grant:

Residents of Quebec and Nova Scotia need to apply directly through their provincial programs to book their EnerGuide evaluation.

Homeowners in all other jurisdictions should register directly through the Canada Greener Homes Grant initiative website.

Call the call centre with any questions at 1-833-674-8282.

How to apply:

See details here.

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    1. wesley olson

      can you send me form so that I can apply for this grant?

      May 31, 2021 at 12:36 PM
    2. Ruby Davis

      Would like to upgrade the service on our house we only have 60 amp service.would like to put in heat pump.

      June 1, 2021 at 2:31 PM
    3. Earlene Titus

      What is the cost of the evaluation? Is that money reimbursed!

      June 2, 2021 at 7:02 PM
    4. Ann

      The cost of pre- and post- retrofit depends on which energy advisor you will choose. The list will be provided when you fill out the on-line application.

      June 10, 2021 at 2:58 PM
    5. Gina Fluter

      Can you send me an application forms to appy for the $5,000 Canada Greener Homes grant?Ge

      June 14, 2021 at 1:54 PM
    6. Joan Patterson

      Will you please send me an application for the $5,000 Canada Greener Homes Grant?

      June 16, 2021 at 12:07 PM
    7. Joan Patterson

      Where should I leave my address to receive an application for this grant?
      This, in my opinion, is not an user-friendly website. I find it very convoluted. I’ve been trying for more than a week to try to apply for this grant, to no avail. I’m very frustrated.

      June 16, 2021 at 1:12 PM
    8. Joyce Kolach

      Please send me a mailing address for the 5600. Canada Greener Homes Grant. I have some questions and web-site is not user friendly. Unable to contact either by phone or email. Gov’t must remember not all applicants are computer literate.

      June 17, 2021 at 1:50 PM
      1. To Do Canada (Listing owner)
        June 17, 2021 at 1:56 PM
    9. gerry teunissen

      weve upgraded our attic insulation back in february already, would we still qualify for the grant?

      June 25, 2021 at 9:38 PM
    10. Claude Gendron

      J’aimerais aver toutes les infos en français, merci

      July 8, 2021 at 2:38 PM
    11. Clifford Uhersky

      PLease send me the form for greener homes program, as i do own my own home, or this just another joke from the liberal party.

      July 29, 2021 at 7:59 PM

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