How to take part

To qualify for the Affordable Energy Program, homeowners/home renters must:

  • live in single detached homes, or semi-detached homes (includes houses, townhouses, row houses, multiple houses) on permanent foundations;
  • live there on a year-round basis;
  • have a total household income (before deductions) found in chart below.
Number of people Total income
1 person $31,186
2 people $38,826
3 people $47,731
4 people $57,952
5 people $65,729
6 people $74,130
7 or more people $82,534

To find out if you are eligible for the Affordable Energy Program:

You must include:

  • The completed application form and Income Tax Returns and Notice of Assessments for the most recent tax year for everyone 18 years old and older residing in the home.
  • A completed Tenant Consent form signed by each tenant who is 18 years old and older and residing in the home.
  • If you report income or losses from rentals or self-employment, include Statement(s) of Business/Farming/Rental Activities.
  • If any or all reported income is from rental or self-employment, a Statement of Business or Professional Activities, Statement of Farming Activities, and/or Statement of Real Estate Rentals will also be required.
  • Tax information may not be needed for a full-time student if you have an official letter that confirms you are a full-time student from the Registrar/Administration office.
  • Notices of Assessment are issued by Canada Revenue Agency when a tax return is processed. You can get copies of your income tax documents for free by calling Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL TAX DOCUMENTS.

If you report income or losses from rentals or self-employment, please also include Statement(s) of Business/Farming/Rental Activities.

Mail us your application and documents:

Manitoba Hydro
Affordable Energy Program
360 Portage Ave. (7)
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0G8.

If any or all reported income is from rental or self-employment, a Statement of Business or Professional Activities, Statement of Farming Activities, and/or Statement of Real Estate Rentals will also be required. Notices of Assessment are issued by Canada Revenue Agency when a tax return is processed. You can get copies of your income tax documents for free by calling Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

If you are unable to provide tax documentation

We accept other documents to verify your income. Proof of recent participation in the following programs qualifies you:

  • Manitoba Employment and Income Assistance;
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart;
  • KidSport Manitoba;
  • Manitoba Camping Association Sunshine Fund;
  • Community Volunteer Income Tax Program;
  • Homeowner Renovation Assistance Program;
  • Manitoba Emergency Repair Program;
  • Residential Adaptations for Disabilities Program;
  • Legal Aid;
  • SEED Inner City Homebuyer Program;
  • SEED Individual Development Account;
  • SEED Access to Benefits Program;
  • SEED Saving Circle.

For more information about the program, email us or call 1-855-360-3643.


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