Rebates & Resources

From home electrification to electric vehicles, there are several incentive programs to support you in taking climate action.

Heat Pump Incentives

Heat pumps run on clean, renewable electricity to heat and cool your home for year-round comfort. Learn more about heat pumps on the Climate Friendly Homes page.

The new CleanBC Better Homes Energy Savings Program offers the following incentives:

  • up to $16,000 for switching from oil, natural gas or propane (amount determined by income level)
  • up to $5,000 for any required electrical service upgrades
  • up to $5,000 for switching from existing electric heating equipment such as baseboards

Visit CleanBC Better Homes for more information and to apply for rebates.

Solar Rooftop Tool

Installing solar panels on your home or business rooftop is a great way to help make buildings in Victoria climate friendly. 

The Solar Rooftop Tool can determine the amount of sunshine that almost any building in Victoria receives in a year, its potential for solar generation, the approximate cost of a photovoltaic (PV) energy system and any available rebates. Visit the About page to learn more.

Electric Vehicle Charger Rebates

Owners and managers of multi-unit residential buildings can apply for EV charger rebates through the CleanBC Go Electric EV Charger Rebate Program.

If you live in a condo or apartment and would like support for EV charging from your strata council, PlugIn BC and Emotive have resources available to help.

Learn more about EV chargers and systems in residential buildings on the Electric Vehicle Readiness page.

Home Energy Navigator

The Home Energy Navigator program is designed to support homeowners with making energy upgrades by providing a free, local Energy Concierge who offers personalized support every step of the way. This support includes:

  • accessing rebates and reviewing quotes
  • virtual home energy consultations
  • a personalized retrofit guide

Residents can participate in the program by:

  • visiting homeenergynav.ca
  • calling 1.866.381.9995 to have an Energy Concierge walk you through the registration process over the phone

If you have any questions about the program or need support, please contact sustainability@victoria.ca .

Rental Apartment Retrofit Accelerator Pilot Program

The City of Victoria launched the Rental Apartment Retrofit Accelerator Pilot Program in May 2024 in an effort to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of market rental buildings. The program offers a municipal a property tax exemption covering up to 100 per cent of the costs to upgrade the building to an electric air or water heating system.

To administer the program, the City has partnered with Landlord BC, who will guide participants through the planning and application process. Apply at LandlordBC.ca/RARA. Applications are currently being accepted.

If you have any questions about the program or require support, please contact sustainability@victoria.ca.

Estimate Your Tax Savings

This calculator can assist landlords in estimating the tax exemption they would be able to receive under the Rental Apartment Retrofit Accelerator pilot program based on anticipated project costs and the building's assessed value

Rebates and Resources for Business

Rainwater Rewards

The City has a Rainwater Rewards Program that incentivizes sustainable rainwater management, allowing the community to use rain as a resource and helping developed areas to function like natural ecosystems. 

Rainwater Rewards Program