Press Release: Greener Homes Program

Federal government will pay up to $5,000 to make your home more energy efficient, Ottawa to launch $2.6B home retrofit program today

May 27, 2021

The government of Canada is launching a new program today that offers Canadians grants of up to $5,000 to pay for energy-saving home upgrades, including those to the building envelope.

The Canada Greener Homes Grants program — worth about $2.6 billion over seven years — will help homeowners upgrade their home insulation, replace windows and doors, and more energy saving measures.

People across the country will be able to apply online starting today, May 27, 2021. An application starts with an energy evaluation by a certified adviser. That adviser visits an applicant’s home and determines which energy-saving measures would qualify for reimbursement.

If the homeowner chooses to proceed, a licensed contractor would then be hired to conduct the retrofits. After an inspection of the completed work, the homeowner would be reimbursed.

Today’s announcement answers a promise the federal government made in the Fall Economic Statement. The federal grant, the source said, could be combined with other provincial grants as well.