Canada Greener Homes Grant
The Canada Greener Homes Grant was Launched on May 27, 2021, and offers Canadian homeowners up to 700,000 grants of up to $5,000 in energy-efficient retrofit upgrades that can be done to their homes, these grants include insulation upgrades.
The Canada Greener Homes Grant will help homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient, create new jobs across Canada for energy advisors, grow our domestic green supply chains, and fight climate change.
The Canadian Greener Homes Grant allows homeowners to increase their home insulation. This slows the rate of heat loss, resulting in improved energy use, and can help save money. The insulation’s resistance to heat flow is measured using both an RSI value and an R-value. R-value is the imperial measurement and the Résistance Système International (RSI) value is the metric measurement. The higher the resistance value, the slower the rate of heat transfer through the insulating material.
Whether you’re interested in upgrading your attic, basement, exterior walls, crawlspace, garage, exposed floor, or overall home air sealing, Eco Insulation can help you navigate through the Canada Greener Homes Grant process.
As part of the initiative, you have access to:
- up to $600 for a home evaluation and expert advice so you can begin to plan your retrofits
- up to $5,000 total to help you make energy efficiency retrofits to your home
The Greener Homes Grant is available Canada-wide to eligible homeowners, regardless of location.
You will be required to:
- provide proof of ownership with your property tax bill number (this number can be found on your municipal property documents)
- demonstrate the property is your primary residence through either a drivers licence or government issued ID (with address), or utility bill
The following property types are eligible for the Greener Homes Grant:
- Single and semi-detached houses
- Row housing and townhomes
- Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
- Permanently-moored floating homes
- Low-rise multi-unit residential buildings (provided they are under three stories or 600m2 [6,458ft2] in footprint)
- Mixed-use buildings (residential portion only, provided they are under three stories or 600m2 [6,458ft2] in footprint)
- All season cottages
The following groups are also eligible applicants under the initiative:
- Indigenous governments or organizations (e.g., band councils, land claim organizations)
- 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.
Requirements for the initiative
- complete a pre- and post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
- complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in their report. Only homeowners who conduct at least one retrofit will be reimbursed.
- provide and keep copies of all of your documents until March 31, 2028.
All products must be purchased in Canada. Online purchases are only eligible if they are ordered from an online distributor located in Canada.
Simple 6-Step Process
- Learn About the Initiative – Contact Eco Insulation to help you learn more.
- Register and Book your pre-retrofit evaluation
- Plan, Document, and Complete your home retrofits
- Book your post-retrofit evaluation and apply for reimbursement
- Receive your reimbursement
- Enjoy the benefits of saving money every month on your utility bills!
- Get up to $600 for the pre-and post-work home energy audits (EnerGuide evaluations).
- Get up to $1,800 for attic/ceiling insulation.
- Get up to $5,000 for exterior wall insulation.
- Get up to $350 for exposed floor insulation.
- Get up to $400 for basement slab insulation.
- Get up to $1,000 for air sealing upgrades.
- Get up to $1,500 for basement wall insulation.
- Get up to $1,300 for crawl space wall insulation or get up to $800 for crawlspace ceiling insulation. If a homeowner is also insulating the basement, the maximum they can receive for insulating both areas is $1,500.