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Daily Childcare Costs

 

Parents can use the “Cost of a Childcare Space” calculator offered by the Ministère des Finances to calculate the daily cost of their child’s space, whether or not the childcare service is subsidized by the Ministère de la Famille.

The calculator can be used to compare the cost of a subsidized space with that of a non-subsidized space, based on the family’s situation.

The results of the calculation are useful in helping parents to choose between the two types of childcare. They show the gross cost of childcare (the amount payable) and the net cost (taking into account the financial assistance paid to families by the Québec and Canadian governments), for a subsidized and a non-subsidized space. The calculator also yields the cost difference between both types of childcare.

 

Cost of childcare space calculator.
  

Example

Daily childcare rate for a couple with one child and two equal incomes ― 2019, as announced in the 2019-2020 Budget Speech*

(in dollars per day)

Net family income

(see line 275 of the Québec income tax return)

Gross cost of a subsidized place
(basic contribution + additional contribution)

Net cost of a subsidized place

([basic contribution + additional contribution]
– government assistance)

Gross cost of a non-subsidized place

(e.g. $40/day)

Net cost of a non-subsidized place

(e.g. $40/day
– government assistance)

Difference between the cost of a subsidized place and the cost of a non-subsidized place

25 000 $

8,25 $

7,22 $

40,00 $

8,14 $

- 0,92 $

75 000 $

8,25 $

6,95 $

40,00 $

12,79 $

- 5,84 $

125 000 $

14,88 $

11,86 $

40,00 $

12,57 $

- 0,71 $

175 000 $

21,45 $

17,09 $

40,00 $

24,09 $

- 7,00 $

Source : “Your Childcare Costs Per Day” calculator, Ministère des Finances, last updated on March 21, 2019.

*The announced adjustments to the additional contribution are conditional on the necessary amendments being made to the legislation and regulations in 2019.

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Last modified date :
April 5, 2019