Greener Homes Grant
The Government of Canada created the Greener Homes Grant to help you pay for retrofits, including:
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How to Apply
Greener Homes Grant
Book your evaluation
Once you have selected HomeStep.ca you are automatically added to our waitlist.
If you have finished creating your application you are ready to book your in-person energy evaluation
We will also contact you directly once your application appears in our waitlist.
Pre-retrofit EnerGuide home evaluation
You must complete a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation before beginning the retrofits to be eligible for the grant.
An energy advisor performs the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, to measure the efficiency of your home. The evaluation is in-person and takes 1-2 hours. The advisor can provide upgrade guidance at this time.
Retrofit your home
After the pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation is complete, you will be provided a report with the results and our recommendations. After review, you can decide which retrofits work best for you.
Post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation
Book a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation, and submit the required documents online or by mail. Once complete, your new EnerGuide label will show you how much more energy-efficient your home has become.
Request and receive your grant
You will be asked to confirm your total grant amount, which will cover part of your retrofits cost and the cost of the energy advisor. After confirmation, you will receive a cheque by mail within 30 business days.
For details, see government website
Can I qualify for multiple grants?
Yes, however the max rebate you can receive is $5,600 which includes the $600 towards your energy evaluation.
Can I get a grant for work already completed?
Only retrofits completed after you book your energy evaluation are eligible for rebates.
Can I still qualify for provincial rebates?
Yes, you are still eligible for all provincial rebates for any qualified upgrade.
Greener Homes Loan
Interest-free loans of up to $40,000 are available from the Government of Canada to help homeowners pay for the cost of retrofits.
The Canada Greener Homes Loan works alongside the Greener Homes Grant program.
With a 10 year, interest-free repayment term, homeowners may opt in to the loan when pursuing retrofits like insulation, heat pumps, solar panels, and more.
Energy advisors play a key part in the delivery of the loan.
Booking an energy evaluation is a requirement to qualify for the loan.