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Quick Facts:

  • For 2016, the threshold increases to $1.2 million, up 9.1% from $1.1 million in 2015.
  • Homes valued above the threshold may still be eligible for a partial grant. For properties assessed above the threshold, the grant is reduced by $5 for every $1,000 of assessed value in excess of the threshold.
  • The grant is not provided automatically. Homeowners must apply every year. Applications are included with annual property tax notices.
  • The grant is available to Canadian citizens and to landed immigrants who normally reside in B.C.
  • The Province reimburses municipalities for the full cost of the home owner grant to ensure municipal revenues are not affected.
  • The home owner grant program began in 1957.

Learn More:

For more information about the home owner grant, visit:www.gov.bc.ca/homeownergrant

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