Retrofit - Homes program provides non-taxable grants to
homeowners and owners of rental properties who have carried out
renovations that improve the energy efficiency of their existing
home or property.
Steps to apply
for the grant
1) Registration: First, register with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
and receive a registration number. If you do not have Internet
access, you can call 1 800 O-Canada (1-800-622-6232).
2) Pre-retrofit evaluation: Hire a local service organization
licensed by NRCan. They will send a certified energy advisor to
perform a pre-retrofit energy evaluation from the attic to the
foundation. If the property has already been evaluated under
this program since April 2007, a new pre-retrofit evaluation is
3) Retrofit with receipts: Choose, purchase and install eligible
measures described in this document, and keep your receipts for
three years. The more upgrades you implement, the more money you
can receive, and the more energy you can save.
4) Post-retrofit evaluation: Complete your renovations and
obtain a post-retrofit evaluation no later than March 31, 2012.
You must show all your receipts to your energy advisor during
the final evaluation to verify that you purchased and installed
eligible upgrades after June 6, 2011, and after a pre-retrofit
This program runs
until March 31, 2012.