Life is expensive. Between mortgage or rent payments, groceries, and other necessities, it can be a lot to manage — plus there are energy bills on top of that! We want to help ease the financial burden many Manitobans face. That’s why we’re proud to offer our Energy Efficiency Assistance Program, which provides free and significantly subsidized energy efficiency upgrades for qualifying low- to moderate income households.

We recently expanded the program’s income thresholds, so approximately 40% of Manitoba households may now qualify.

“Investing in energy efficiency in our homes results in long-term savings, but it also means people and families can enjoy much more comfortable homes and a little extra money in their pockets,” said Jacqueline Wasney, a board member of the Consumers’ Association of Canada Manitoba who also represents consumer interests within Efficiency Manitoba’s Energy Efficiency Advisory Group.


If you participate in the Energy Efficiency Assistance Program, you’ll get a free home energy check-up to find ways you can save energy (and money). You’ll receive free energy-saving devices including LEDs, energy-efficient showerheads and aerators, and air sealing products.

Based on the assessment, you may also be eligible for the following services and upgrades:

  • Free insulation for attics, wall cavities, basements, and crawlspaces, including the cost of materials and installation
  • A new high-efficiency natural gas furnace for only $9.50/month for five years when upgrading from a standard-efficiency furnace, or a new high-efficiency natural gas furnace for only $25/month for five years when upgrading from a mid-efficiency furnace
  • A $5,000 rebate towards the purchase of a qualifying high-efficiency natural gas boiler


You qualify for this program if you live in a single-detached or semi-detached home, live in the home year-round, and have a total household income (before deductions) that meets or falls below
the limits in the following table:

Number of people living in the homeTotal income
1 person$42,600
2 people$53,035
3 people$65,200
4 people$79,161
5 people$89,784
6 people$101,260
7 or more people$112,739
If your household income is slightly over our thresholds and you’re not sure if you qualify for the program, please contact us to discuss. We also accept alternative forms of income verification if you’re unable to provide income tax documents.


You can apply for the Energy Efficiency Assistance Program if your tenants are eligible! Or, if you rent an apartment or own or manage an apartment building, our In-Suite Energy Efficiency Program can help.