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What is the Canada Greener Homes grant?

The Canada Greener Homes Grant helps homeowners who want more energy efficient homes. The program offers the opportunity to receive up to $5,600 in total to enable homeowners to perform energy efficient work in their homes in addition to EnerGuide assessments and expert advice with their renovation planning.

For owners in Quebec, it will be necessary to register for the Rénoclimat program to benefit from this grant. The grant by Rénoclimat will be adjusted according to the work carried out by each participant and according to the amount from the federal program. It should be noted that the amounts of the two grants are not cumulative for the same action. Participants in the Rénoclimat program who received an evaluation before the grant was announced could still benefit from the federal grant for eligible work carried out since December 1, 2020. Services Canada will take care of communicating with these owners to inform them of the procedure to follow.

The Greener Homes Grant is administered by Natural Resources Canada, which assesses the eligibility and applications of homeowners and have the discretion of issuing this grant. Homeowners are solely responsible of ensuring that all requirements to obtain the grant are fulfilled when they apply. RONA does not formulate or request the grant on behalf of homeowners and does not guarantee in any way that the grant will be approved and/or issued by Natural Resources Canada. RONA does not guarantee the accuracy of the details included in this webpage. Details about the requirements to obtain the grant as well as the eligibility criteria are available on the NRCan website.

What is the Canada Greener Homes grant?

The Canada Greener Homes Grant helps homeowners who want more energy efficient homes. It thus helps Canada to support its environmental objectives in the fight against climate change. The program offers the opportunity to receive up to $5,600 in total to enable homeowners to perform energy efficient work in their homes in addition to EnerGuide assessments and expert advice with their renovation planning.


The Greener Homes Grant is administered by Natural Resources Canada, which assesses the eligibility and applications of homeowners and have the discretion of issuing this grant. Homeowners are solely responsible of ensuring that all requirements to obtain the grant are fulfilled when they apply. RONA does not formulate or request the grant on behalf of homeowners and does not guarantee in any way that the grant will be approved and/or issued by Natural Resources Canada. RONA does not guarantee the accuracy of the details included in this webpage. Details about the requirements to obtain the grant as well as the eligibility criteria are available on the NRCan website.

Program highlights

Home insulation
Up to $5,000
Insulation slows down heat loss, improves energy consumption and can optimize savings on your utility invoices.

Insofar as the eligibility criteria and other requirements imposed by Natural Resources Canada are met, eligible work includes:
Insulation of attic, ceiling, exterior walls, exposed floors, basement / foundation, and crawl spaces.
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Home insulation
Up to $5,000
Insulation slows down heat loss, improves energy consumption and can optimize savings on your utility invoices.

Insofar as the eligibility criteria and other requirements imposed by Natural Resources Canada are met, eligible work includes:
Insulation of attic, ceiling, exterior walls, exposed floors, basement / foundation, and crawl spaces.
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Air-sealing
Up to $1,000
Significantly reduce air infiltration for better airtightness in the home and better controlled air-change.
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Doors and windows
Up to $5,000
Upgrading your windows and frames for high-performance ENERGY STAR® windows makes your home more comfortable while saving energy.
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Doors and windows
Up to $5,000
Upgrading your windows and frames for high-performance ENERGY STAR® windows makes your home more comfortable while saving energy.
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Thermostats
Up to $50
Choosing smart or programmable thermostats allows automatic programming and adjustment for better energy savings. Please note that upgrading your thermostats must namely be combined with another energy efficient retrofit measure from the Canada Greener Homes grant to be eligible.
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Space and water heating
Up to $5,000
Switch to more energy efficient water and space heating equipment to optimize savings on your utility invoices.
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Space and water heating
Up to $5,000
Switch to more energy efficient water and space heating equipment to optimize savings on your utility invoices.
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Renewable energy systems
Up to $5,000
Installing photovoltaic solar panels lets you convert sunlight energy into electricity.
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Resiliency measures
Up to $2,625
Take on a preventative measure to protect your home and your family from environmental damages. These measures must be namely combined with another approved energy-saving retrofit from the Canada Greener Homes grant initiative to be eligible.

Insofar as the eligibility criteria and other requirements imposed by Natural Resources Canada are met, eligible work includes:
Batteries connected to Photovoltaic systems to provide standby power for home, self-adhering roofing membrane applied to entire roof, foundation water-proofing and moisture proofing crawl space floor, walls and headers.
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Multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs)
A single EnerGuide evaluation must be undertaken of the entire building. The maximum allowable amount is calculated based on the number of units within the building.

How the government grant process works?

Step 1: Get informed
Step 2: Register
Step 3: Retrofits
Step 4: Evaluation
Step 5: Reimbursement

Step 1: Find out about the government grant

Who is eligible for this grant?
Eligible homeowners in Canada regardless of where they live, can take part in this program. Only one homeowner per home can register. Amongst other things, you will be required to provide proof of ownership with your property tax invoice number (this number can be found on your municipal property documents) and demonstrate that the property is your primary residence. This can be done through either a driver's license or government issued ID with address.

Property types that may be eligible:
• Single and semi-detached houses
• Row housing
• Townhomes
• All-season cottages
• Mobile homes on a permanent foundation
• Permanently-moored floating homes
• Mixed use buildings (residential portion only)
• Small multi-unit residential building of three storeys or less with a footprint of 600 m2 or less

Examples of non-eligible property types:
• New homes
• Multi-unit residential buildings that are over three storeys or over 600 m2 in footprint

Step 2: Register and book your home renovation evaluation

This evaluation is required before you undertake your renovations and needs to be performed by an NRCan registered energy advisor. To participate, you must apply online through the Greener Homes program.

If you had an EnerGuide evaluation done on your home before April 1, 2020 - you will need a new one.

If the EnerGuide evaluation on your home was done between April 1, 2020, and November 30, 2020 - you can use your evaluation for the program, but you won’t be reimbursed for it. To be eligible, your home renovations must have been completed on or after December 1, 2020 and be both eligible and recommend by an energy advisor in their report.

If the EnerGuide evaluation on your home was done after Dec 1, 2020 - you can be reimbursed for both your evaluations and your renovations if you complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor in his report.

Costs of your home evaluations
The prices may vary across Canada and are dependent on factors like the location and the size of your house. The maximum total reimbursement amount is $600 for the two evaluations. Therefore, the reimbursement may not cover the full cost of these evaluations.

Specific instructions by province
Residents of Quebec need to apply directly through the Rénoclimat program. The financial assistance offered by the Rénoclimat program will be adjusted for each participant according to the work carried out and the amount offered by the federal program. The two financial assistance amounts are not cumulative inside the same measure.

Rénoclimat program participants who received an evaluation before May 27, 2021, may be eligible for the federal program for eligible work carried out since December 1, 2020. Services Canada will contact eligible participants to inform them of the procedure to follow.

The greener homes grant is available in Nova-Scotia and New-Brunswick, but we do not yet have all the information with respect to the applicable process in these provinces. When this information will be made available to us, we will include more information regarding applicable process in these two provinces on this web page.

Residents of Nova Scotia need to apply directly through the Home Energy Assessment program to register and book their EnerGuide evaluation. For residents who believe they qualify for retroactive reimbursement, please note that your respective provincial entity will work directly with NRCan to identify eligible participants.

Residents of New Brunswick are encouraged to apply first through their provincial program and then through the Canada Green Homes Grant. The eligibility criteria for the two programs are very different. In other words, a renovation that qualifies for the provincial program is not necessarily eligible for the Greener Homes initiative, and vice versa. The best source of information is the Greener Homes Initiative website, which is more comprehensive and has all the program details.

Step 3: Plan, document and take on your home retrofits

After receiving your EnerGuide evaluation from your energy advisor, you can review the content and decide which retrofits work best for your budget and the renovation plans.

You will need to complete at least one retrofit that is both eligible and recommended by your energy advisor to qualify for the grant program.

We invite you to shop at RONA for all your energy-efficient products and to get in touch with our installation team to take charge of your renovation project, from start to finish.

Step 4: Book your post-retrofit evaluation and apply for your reimbursement

Once your home retrofits are completed, you can start the reimbursement process.

To qualify, you need to book your post-retrofit evaluation and submit the required documents online or by mail. The post-retrofit evaluation shows how much energy has been saved because of the work that was done, and how much your energy advisor recommends you receive for reimbursement.

To ensure that you are properly reimbursed, you must have all receipts from your pre-and post-renovation EnerGuide evaluation, as well as all receipts and invoices for products purchased and for installation costs. You need to keep copies of your documents until March 31, 2028. Furthermore, please note that federal grants, including any reimbursements received as part of this initiative, are not taxable and do not need to be reported as income.

Specific instructions by province
Residents of Quebec: If you completed at least one retrofit that was both recommended by your energy advisor under Rénoclimat and eligible under the Canada Greener Homes Grant, NRCan will contact you directly about any additional grants.

Residents of Nova Scotia: If you completed at least one retrofit that was both recommended by your energy advisor under the Home Energy Assessment program and eligible under the Canada Greener Homes Grant, NRCan will contact you directly about any additional grants.

Step 5: Receive your reimbursement

You will receive an email from the government asking you to confirm your grant total. Once you confirm your grant total online - you will receive your payment in the mail, as a cheque from the government.

As the final step in the process - once the program officers have completed a review of your file and recommended the grant amount - you will be prompted to go into the portal of the government to confirm your grant total to receive your reimbursement.

Specific instructions by province
Residents of Quebec: If you completed at least one retrofit that was both recommended by your energy advisor under Rénoclimat and eligible under the Canada Greener Homes Grant, NRCan will contact you directly about any potential additional grants.

Residents of Nova Scotia: If you completed at least one retrofit that was both recommended by your energy advisor under the Home Energy Assessment program and eligible under the Canada Greener Homes Grant, NRCan will contact you directly about any potential additional grants.

Frequently asked questions

Are all renovations recommended by my advisor eligible for the government grant program?
Some retrofits suggested by your advisor may not be eligible for the program. Make sure to validate the list you wish to submit for reimbursement with a Government of Canada representative or your service provider.
Do I have to hire certified professionals to complete the work?
All mechanical and electrical systems, except for thermostats, must be installed by a licensed and trained professional. To be reimbursed for these renovations, you must obtain proof of their installation permit (sometimes issued by your province or territory) and submit it to the government when applying for reimbursement. We recommend you get this documentation before moving ahead with your renovations. Some of the work may also require that you choose from an eligible product from the list and to install it in your house for eligibility.
Do I have to do all the work recommended by my advisor?
Your house works as one big environment. All elements – the walls, the roof, the ventilation, heating and cooling systems, the external environment, and even the occupants’ activities – interact with one another. That interaction determines your home’s overall performance. For example, poor insulation or ventilation can cancel out your investment in new windows or doors. It is always advisable to take into consideration the measures relating to the building envelope as a first step in your renovation projects
There are other grants available in my region. Am I eligible?
Other grants may be available. The maximum reimbursement for work done under the Canada Greener Homes Grant is $5,000 per home. Your renovations may also be eligible for some provincial, territorial, municipal, or non-governmental organization incentives.To maximize your savings, we recommend that you explore all the grants available. Grant amounts under Canada’s Greener Homes will take into account other grant initiatives in determining your eligibility for your reimbursement.

Yes, we can help you make your home more energy efficient.

Entrust your renovation project to qualified and professional installers. From insulation work to installing your new doors and windows, your satisfaction is our top priority.

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