Licensed Childcare Workers will See Increased Wages

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The province announced today its plans to increase wages for childcare professionals.

Eligible staff working in a licensed child care program or agency will see increased wages of up to $2 an hour, and home child care providers working with a licensed child care agency will be eligible for a grant of up to $20 a day. This investment is expected to retaining more registered early childhood educators and other qualified professionals.

The wage enhancement funding is part of the $207 million to municipalities and First Nation communities to support wage enhancements for eligible child care professionals.

The government estimates 88% of staff working in the licensed child care sector are eligible for a wage increase and would receive on average and additional $3700 annually.