Child Care Subsidy - Income Eligibility

  • The eligibility assessment is based on Total Family Income, Finances,and Number of Dependent Children within the Family.
  • Additional requirements may affect eligibility such as Citizenship status, custody agreements etc., and will be explained at the time of the intake assessment.
  • Income tests are based on Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) definition, (gross income minus allowable deductions), of income as found on Line 236 of the Notice of Assessment.
  • Families applying or re-applying for subsidy will be required to provide a copy of their Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Notice of Assessment, current pay stubs and other income and financial documents.
  • Applicants assessed at less than $1.00 per day will not be eligible for Subsidy.
  • All eligibility requirements must be met before Subsidy will be granted.
  • Your application will not be processed until all required documents have been received and will result in a delay of approval of subsidy.
  • Please note: The start date of Subsidy may not coincide with the start date of child care. Please confirm with your caseworker.
Effective February 1, 2018 Maximum Subsidy * Sliding Scale * No Longer Qualify for Subsidy*
Gross Total Family Income Minus Allowable Deductions Plus Number of Dependent Children $0.00 - $35,000 $35,000 - $70,000 $70,000+

* Numbers on this chart have been rounded.

Next Steps

Please contact your child care caseworker or regional office if you have any questions or need further information.