Child care in British Columbia


when settling in a new country, working parents are mostly concerned about finding child care services for their children.

What can you share with us about the child care system in British Columbia ?

How much is daycare in British Columbia?

Is the staff qualified at these daycare centers?

What are the usual opening hours?

Do they provide other services at the daycare center?

Any daycare center in British Columbia you would like to recommend to other expats? What makes them special?

Thank you for participating! :)

Hello Armand!

Child care in British Columbia is similar to the other provinces of Canada - except for Quebec - the staff are usually qualified and you should be able to find good quality day cares. However you may want to check that they have accreditations.
The only problem is that child care in British Columbia - and especially in the Vancouver area - is really expensive.

But you can also be eligible for subsidies if you are a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or refugee.
You have a good range of options to chose from and in certain daycares your child doesn't need to speak English. If you want more info about child care and preschools in British Columbia, I encourage you to go to this page : … p-day-care it is well explained.

Have a nice day!

Hi GoVancouver,

Thank you for this information! :)

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