220.127.116.11 Action Starts at Home: Home Energy
Buildings, including our homes, account for 17 per cent of Canada’s
greenhouse gas emissions, so helping Canadians make their homes
more energy efficient can support our environmental objectives
while making homes more comfortable and more affordable to
maintain. And will create good, middle-class jobs in their
communities. The energy efficiency sector accounted for more than
436,000 direct jobs in 2018.
The government proposes to provide $2.6 billion over 7 years, starting in 2020-21, to Natural Resources
Canada to help homeowners improve their home energy efficiency by providing up to 700,000 grants of up
to $5,000 to help homeowners make energy-efficient improvements to their homes, up to one million free
EnerGuide energy assessments, and support to recruit and train EnerGuide energy auditors to meet
increased demand. Additional information on home energy efficiency grants will be provided in a future
announcement, and eligibility for these grants will be retroactive to December 1, 2020.
The government also recognizes that homeowners and landlords need to be able to access simple and
affordable financing to make deeper home energy retrofits. Over the coming months the government will
outline details of a low-cost loan program that integrates and builds on available energy audits and grants, and
which can be easily accessed by Canadians.