Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia's child care subsidy program boosts rates

Canada Day ushers in changes to the Nova Scotia's child care subsidy program.

About 700 families currently receiving a partial subsidy will now receive the maximum

According to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the change brings 1,200 new families into the program. (CBC)

Canada Day ushers in changes to the Nova Scotia's child care subsidy program.

Families with an income of $25,000 or less are now eligible for the maximum subsidy, up from about $20,000 previously.

Family incomes between $25,050 and  $70,079 will qualify on a sliding scale.

About 700 families currently receiving a partial subsidy will now receive the maximum.

According to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the change brings 1,200 new families into the program.

Under the new subsidies, the per day rates are now:

  • $29 for infants
  • $24 for toddlers
  • $23 for pre-schoolers

The province says families already in the program don't need to reapply to get the new rates; it will be automatic.

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