Oil to Heat Pump Rebate

Fossil Fuel to Heat Pump Rebate

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Making the switch from fossil fuel heating (i.e., natural gas, oil, or propane) to a heat pump is beneficial, both environmentally and economically. Electoral Area residents in the RDN who make the transition from fossil fuel heating to an electric heat pump and meet program conditions are eligible for the Fossil Fuel to Heat Pump rebate.

This rebate is grant-funded from the LGCAP fund, which supports a range of climate-related initiatives, including funding programs designed to assist residents in adapting to climate change. Click here to find out more about this grant.


  • Residence must be located in an RDN Electoral Area (homeowners in Nanaimo, Lantzville, Parksville and Qualicum Beach do not qualify for this rebate)
  • Property must be an eligible home type and must primarily be heated by oil. Replacement of broken oil heating equipment is not eligible for this program
  • Eligible heat pumps must be found on the CleanBC Better Homes’ Qualifying Products List, and installed by a registered contractor listed with CleanBC Better Homes
  • Old and back-up systems powered by fossil fuels must be fully removed (must be indicated on invoice) 
  • Applications are accepted from January 1, 2024, through December 15, 2024
  • See the complete list of Green Building Program Terms and Conditions

Rebate Amount


Apply For Your Rebate

Required Documents

  • digital scan/copy of the invoice clearly showing:
    • the purchase and installation of an eligible heat pump, along with make/model of unit
    • the disposal of the existing system has been complete
    • the invoice is paid

Steps to Apply

1.    Complete home upgrades, following eligibility requirements listed above. 
2.    Collect the required documents, listed in the table above. 
3.    Apply online (preferred method), or by email, mail, or in-person to the RDN. 

Apply Online

Submit the required documents to the link below

Apply for your rebate website link

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing and delivery of your rebate cheque.

Other Ways to Apply

Submissions can be made to the Regional District of Nanaimo by email, mail or in person. Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays. 

1.    Collect the required documents (listed above)
2.    Submit documents to by email, mail or in person at the RDN Administration Building:

sustainability [at] rdn.bc.ca

Fossil Fuel to Heat Pump Rebate
c/o Sustainability Coordinator
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6N2


Below is a list of companies that provide relevant services in the region. These lists are for information only and is not intended as an endorsement by the RDN. If your company provides similar services but is not listed here, please contact the RDN Sustainability Coordinator at 250-390-6510.

Oil tank removal

  • E&S Heating and Air Conditioning Tel: 250-924-0114
  • Norm's Mobile Services Tel: 250-753-3641
  • North Island Tanks Tel: 250-339-2649
  • Pacific Environmental Tel: 250-245-8858

Heat pump installation

Additional Incentives



sustainability [at] rdn.bc.ca