Ontario boosting child care educators' wages second year in a row

Total increase up to $2 per hour, plus benefits
|payroll-reporter.com|Last Updated: 01/25/2016

Ontario is increasing wages for early childhood educators and other child care professionals in licensed child care settings.

Province 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.

Educators can also expect an additional $10 per day increase to home child care providers who qualify, bringing the total increase up to $20 per day, effective this month.

The wage enhancement closes the wage gap between registered early childhood educators working in kindergarten programs and child care professionals in licensed child care settings. 

Since 2003, the number of licensed child care spaces in Ontario has grown to nearly 351,000 – an increase of 87 per cent.

Ontario is investing $269 million over three years to support the wage increase.

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