Dedicated Wage Funding

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Dedicated Funding to support wages for early childhood educators employed in licensed centre-based programs and employer related costs.

More information on this proposed funding will be made available once public engagement is complete on draft regulations. The details of this funding may change based on the feedback we receive.

Available Funding

This funding is based on the number of full-time equivalent employees required for a program, which is based on the staff-to-child ratio outlined in the Early Learning and Child Care Standards Regulations, Section 75.

If a program has consistently low attendance, they may receive 50% of the funding. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis, as needed.


There is no deadline for this funding.


Licensed centre-based early learning and child care programs

How to apply

Licensed centre-based programs automatically receive this funding. They do not need to apply as eligible funding amounts are calculated based on annual reporting or during licensing.