This study, the fourth in a series beginning in 2014, reveals the most and least expensive cities for child care in Canada. The study provides an annual snapshot of median parental child care fees in Canada’s 28 biggest cities for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. For the first time ever, the study also includes child care fees in selected rural areas.
The study finds that child care fees have risen faster than inflation in 71% of the cities since last year, and in 82% of cities since 2014.
The 2018 version of our annual child care fees report can be found here.