This report updates the ranking of the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. The study finds that fees have risen faster than inflation in 61% of cities since 2017. However, in 2018, the number of provinces with policies directly targeting fee affordability has doubled.
The study, the fifth in a series, provides an annual snapshot of median parental child care fees in Canada’s 28 biggest cities for full-time regulated child care of infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Fees were surveyed between May-August 2018.
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This report was adjusted in November 2019 to reflect updated data.
The 2019 version of our annual child care fees report can be found here.
CCPA report confirms BC’s new investments in child care affordability are urgently needed