British Columbia has introduced a new program to replace the Child Care Subsidy with DOUBLE the previous income cap! If your family income is under $111,000 and you have children in daycare, you should apply for this.
A parent or guardian must be:
- A resident of B.C.
- A Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada, a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection
Parents must provide one of the following reasons for requiring child care:
- Working or self-employed
- Attending school
- Participating in an employment program
- Looking for work (only one parent or guardian)
- Living with a medical condition
A reason for care is not required if your child is attending a licensed preschool, or if you have been referred by a Ministry of Children and Family Development or Delegated Aboriginal Agency social worker.
Applications are income tested to determine whether a family qualifies for a funding amount based on their annual income and deductions, or adjustments.
Generally speaking, families that earn up to $111,000 may qualify for funding. Families that earn $111,000+ but have considerable deductions for family size or children who have special needs can also apply.