Energy Savings Rebate Program for Retailers in Ontario

On June 20, 2019, the Government of Canada launched the federal Energy Savings Rebate Program for retailers in Ontario to make energy-efficient products more accessible to people and businesses across the province.

The new program will provide approximately $200 million over two years to participating retailers to help Ontario residents purchase energy-efficient products—such as ENERGY STAR certified washers, dryers, and smart thermostats. Retailers will provide rebates of up to 25 percent off the price of eligible products, helping Ontarians reduce energy use, save money, and fight climate change, at home.


Application Period:

  • For retailers with locations in five or more municipalities: June 20, 2019, to July 24, 2019.
  • For retailers with locations in one to four municipalities: June 20, 2019, to March 31, 2020.

How to Apply:

The application form is available at Energy Savings Rebate (ESR) program: Application for Ontario. To complete and submit your application, please use the fillable version of the Application form. The HTML version is available for your reference. Guidance for completing the application is available at Energy Savings Rebate program: Applicant guide.


To be eligible, you must be:

  • a retail company
  • incorporated in Canada
  • have a brick and mortar presence in Ontario
  • carry and intend to provide incentives for at least four of the eligible product categories

For more information and for an application form, please refer to the program website HERE.

To respond to any questions that you may have, the Government of Canada has scheduled teleconferences for 3:00 PM (ET) on Tuesday, July 16, and July 23. The teleconference line is 1-877-413-4788 and conference ID 4505311.