The province is boosting wages for early childhood educators and other child care professionals in licensed child care settings.
This is the second straight year Ontario is increasing wages for early childhood educators.
Ontario is providing a $1 per hour wage increase for eligible child care workers who qualify in the licensed child care sector, bringing the total wage increase up to $2 per hour, plus benefits. The province is also providing an additional $10 per day increase to home child care providers who qualify, bringing the total increase up to $20 per day. Both increases are effective January 2016.
The province believes the wage enhancement will help recruit and retain the best possible early childhood educators and child care professionals. The boost also closes the wage gap between registered early childhood educators working in kindergarten programs and child care professionals in licensed child care settings.