Heat Pump Rebates and Incentives in Canada

Heat pumps are the home heating we need in Canada: efficient, comfortable and green. They’re not cheap to buy though. Fortunately there are plenty of rebates available to help cover the cost of installation…


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Greener Homes — Help From the Feds

Greener Homes offers grants of up to $5,000 and interest free loans up to $40,000 for heat pumps and other energy efficient home upgrades to all Canadian homeowners

Oil to Heat Pump Affordability Grant — More Help From the Feds

The Federal OHPA program helps low and middle-income homeowners switch from heating oil to heat pumps.

The cost of heating with oil has rocketed upwards in the past few years. Heat pumps are a much cheaper, safer and cleaner option. But, they come with significant up-front costs. This program is designed to help people afford to make the switch.

Our article on Oil to Heat Pump Affordability grant has all the details.

British Columbia

BC Hydro offers up to $2,000 to top-up the federal Greener homes program.


Ontario-specific changes came in for federal Greener Homes program in January 2023. The program called Home Efficiency Rebate Plus (HER+) is administered by Enbridge — rolling existing Enbridge incentives and Greener Homes into one.

Enbridge customers can get up to $10,000 rebates in total with $6,500 towards a cold climate heat pump. Non-Enbridge customers can get the same $5,000 towards a cold climate heat pump as other provinces get under the Greener Homes program.

Although the HER+ program is run by Enbridge it's available to all Ontario homeowners — not just Enbridge customers.
To qualify for the Ontario rebates you need an Energy Advisor to do a home energy inspection. As it happens the author of thise site also offers EnerGuide inspection services through Practical Home Energy for the Peterborough area.


Ottawa’s Better Homes loan program doesn’t offer incentives. However the loan does cover electrical upgrades that may be required if you’re switching to a heat pump.


Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program also offers incentives. e.g. you can get up to $2,500 rebated for a heat pump when you borrow a minimum of $10k through the program.

Enbridge Hybrid Heat Pump

Enbridge are running a trial program for customers located in certain cities:

  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • St. Catharines
  • Peterborough
  • London

The Clean Home Heating Initiative offers up to $4,500 to install a hybrid system — combining a ducted heat pump with a high efficiency furnace.


Quebec offers up to $2,800 assistance for homeowners to install a heat pump.

Nova Scotia

Efficiency NS offers heat pump rebates to top-up the Greener Homes program — rebate amounts depend on the size of system you install.

Newfoundland and Labrador

You can get up to $5,000 from Newfoundland Labrador Hydro to switch from oil heating to heat pumps.


Heat pumps can be a great solution for home comfort and affordability. Getting government assistance to install them can help a lot in taking the sting out of a heat pump’s upfront cost.

Jump over to our complete guide to heat pumps for Canadian homes to learn what works well in our climate.

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